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Case Study

Drainage works in Diptford

gully on a hillside amongst plants and leaves

Diptford Parish Council received funding towards the engagement of a contractor to clear blocked gullies within the parish boundaries.

Work was carried out to the gullies in front of Keepers Cottages on the unmetalled lane from Curtisknowle to Broadley; the road drains on the side of the steep hill from Curtisknowle to Gara Bridge and the road gully at the bottom of the road from Moreleigh to Gara Bridge.

Below are some photos of the area prior to the works being carried out by the parish:

          

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