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Beverley flood protection scheme completed

A £600,000 scheme to protect properties in Beverley from flooding has been completed.

The East Riding of Yorkshire Council said the reinforced concrete wall would offer protection to homes on Willow Grove, Pasture Terrace and Tiger Lane.

Dozens of properties in the area were flooded by water from the Westwood Pasture in 2007.

The council said it had also purchased mobile high-capacity pumps to provide further resilience against flooding.

The Conservative-controlled council said it was committed to reducing the risk of flooding across the area and hoped the completion of the scheme would offer residents a "bit more peace of mind".

Les Diment, who lives on Willow Grove, said there was "considerable relief" the scheme had been completed.

"The psychological relief to the residents will also be immense during periods of heavy rain, this feeling being further reinforced now that the council has procured mobile high-volume pumps," he said.

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