Headland flood scheme meeting

RESIDENTS on Hartlepool’s Headland are being invited to find out more about work to help protect homes from flooding.

Northumbrian Water is investing £1m to upgrade the sewer network in the Albion Terrace area.

The scheme, which will start in two weeks and take up to six months to complete, will help to reduce the flood risk to 13 properties.

Residents are invited to find out more about the work at an event Northumbrian Water is holding this Thursday at Hartlepool Borough Hall, Middlegate, from 2pm-7pm.

The water company’s project manager, Ian Davison, said: “We will be installing 600ft of new sewer pipe along sections of South Crescent and will also construct a storage tank on the Lower Promenade. This tank will store up to 135,000 litres of waste water in times of heavy rainfall.”

Sections of South Crescent will be closed during the work and there may be parking restrictions.