Project to upgrade flood defences in Lincolnshire

Flood defences are being strengthened around a Lincolnshire village as part of a £300,000 project.

Improvements to the banks of Billinghay Skirth will reduce the risk of flooding to properties and farmland in the village of Billinghay.

The work by the Environment Agency will see banks widened or reinforced and repairs to areas where the riverbank has slipped toward the channel.

The project is expected to be completed in April.

Andrew Barron, of the Environment Agency, said: "The work will help to ensure properties in the village continue to benefit from a reduced risk of flooding.

"It will also benefit a nearby sewage treatment works, the main road between Billinghay and Tattershall Bridge and 700 hectares of farmland."

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