Residents invited to see Haltwhistle flood plans

15 May 2017

Haltwhistle residents are invited to a community drop in session to view plans  of a scheme designed to reduce the risk of flooding in the town.

The event will take place on Monday, May 22 between 3pm and 6.30pm at Haltwhistle Library in Westgate and gives people an opportunity to find out more about the proposals being developed by Northumberland County Council.

The primary focus of the work is to improve the flow of water through Hemmel Burn as it passes through and under Haltwhistle, this will involve localised repairs, renewal and diversions along the length of the watercourse.

The existing watercourse, piped for some of its length,  is in a poor condition and struggles to cope with the amount of water flowing through it during and after periods of extremely heavy rainfall.

Once the £1m scheme is complete it will reduce the risk of flooding in the town for generations to come.