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Residents invited to see progress of flood schemes at two-day exhibition

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Mon, 18 Feb 2019
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A two-day exhibition will be held next week to show residents the progress of multi-million-pound flood schemes under construction in the East Riding.

Members of the public are invited to go along to the drop-in event which will be held at East Riding Leisure Haltemprice, Springfield Way, Anlaby, on Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 February, from 11am to 4pm each day.

The projects on display will include the Cottingham and Orchard Park Flood Alleviation Scheme (COPFAS) and the Anlaby and East Ella Flood Alleviation Scheme (AEEFAS), which are currently being built at a cost of £22milllion each.

The schemes are some of the largest currently under construction in the country.

When completed they will reduce the risk of flooding to more than 8,000 homes and businesses in the Cottingham, Anlaby, East Ella and Hessle areas.

The exhibition will include photographs, videos and plans and members of the project teams will be on hand to speak to members of the public.

The event will also include information about the 2007 floods which devastated areas of the East Riding and Hull, and resulted in the launch of the alleviation work.

Also included will be details of the first major project to be completed, the £14million Willerby and Derringham Flood Alleviation Scheme.

Councillor Symon Fraser, the council’s portfolio holder for strategic asset management, housing and environment, said: “Residents will have seen work being carried out on these huge schemes for a number of months and this exhibition is their chance to find out more about what we are doing, why we are doing it and what remains to be done.

“It’s a great opportunity for people to speak to the engineers involved and to find out more about how these works will reduce flood risk for the future.”

The flood schemes are being delivered by East Riding of Yorkshire Council in partnership with Hull City Council and the Environment Agency.

The council successfully secured funding for AEEFAS and COPFAS through the Flood Defence Grant in Aid (FDGiA) administered by the Environment Agency, and Local Growth Fund (LGF) through the Humber Growth Deal by the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership.

Residents are being encouraged to sign up to receive Flood Warnings by visiting www.gov.uk/sign-up-for-flood-warnings or by calling the Floodline on 0345 988 1188.