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Case Study

Cleaning Drainage Features in Stokenham

man cutting back weeds on devon country road

Stokenham Parish Council were awarded funding from the HMCEF to clear drains, grips and buddle holes within the parish.

A buddle hole is a pipe or hole that carries water through a hedge or bank, whilst a grip is a ditch across the verges which drains water into a back ditch.

The parish pulled together a list of area black spots that would benefit from direct liaison with landowners, to deal with their outfall and action to be taken to ensure that the openings freed up could then run properly through adjacent land.

A contractor was used and local contacts initiated to deal with areas that, if flooded, would affect main access to villages or hamper emergency back routes if roadworks or a major incident were to occur on the main A379.

 

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