North East Wales

Denbigh's £4.9m flood relief work ends after two years

Lenten Pool
Image caption Lenten Pool, situated in a hollow, has been most prone to flooding in Denbigh over the years

Two years of flood relief work causing road closures and hold-ups have finally finished in one Denbighshire town.

The £4.9m project in Denbigh has replaced 200-year-old stone culverts causing the town to flood several times over recent years.

The area at greatest risk was Lenten Pool in the town centre. It takes its name from Elizabethan times when it was dammed to breed fish for Lent.

The completed work now protects 250 properties from flooding.

'Patience'

In order to keep disruption to a minimum, contractors used tunnelling techniques to avoid digging up roads.

At the height of the disruption, there was a discovery of an ancient wooden beam which is thought to be evidence of an early Christian fort.

"I would like to thank motorists for their patience during this time," said Denbighshire councillor Sharon Frobisher, cabinet lead member for the environment.

"We know there was a good deal of disruption but we did whatever we could to keep this to a minimum."

The work was funded by the EU Convergence fund managed by the Welsh European Funding Office (WEFO) and led by Denbighshire council.

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