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Work set to begin on flood-prone park path

Published Tuesday, 13 December 2022

Work will soon begin on a footpath and cycle route to prevent surface water issues in a Hinckley-based park.

The popular route, located in Clarendon Park, has issues with surface water and flooding, so the council has been working closely with developers to find remedies to help prevent the problem recurring.

Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council’s Green Spaces team has worked for many years to try to ease problems. With help from developer Redrow Homes, a drainage system was installed across Clarendon field in 2019.

This eased the issue of surface water at the corner of the footpath, which runs towards the Roston Drive entrance to the main park. However, there have been further issues on the path and cycle route close to the Coventry Road car park entrance recently.

Following lengthy consultations between the borough council and McCarthy and Stone, work will begin early in the new year to install a new drainage system to prevent further flooding and surface water issues in this area.

It is hoped that, once a new drainage system is installed, the water will instead be able to drain properly, instead of flooding the path and cycle route. 

Executive Member for Planning at the Borough Council and local ward councillor for Hinckley Clarendon, Councillor David Bill, said:

This is a well-used walkway and cycleway across what is a most attractive park. We will keep working on the problem until it is solved.