Major work to start on flood plans

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Work is set to start on revamping an ageing flood protection system to help drain 50 sq km of low lying land on the Fylde coast.

On April 13 the Environment Agency (EA) will begin maintenance work on the tidal channel of Dock Bridge pumping station, which forms part of the flood risk scheme in Lytham.

The agency wants to remove a build-up of silt which has affected drainage flow for the 15-year-old scheme.

Andy Brown, flood risk manager for the EA, said: “The maintenance at Dock Bridge will continue to 
reduce flood risk to homes, businesses in the 
Lytham area now and in the future.

“But it is essential that people know their flood risk and have a Flood Action Plan in place, so they know what to do if it happens.”