A project to address local flood risk is taking shape in Ringmer...
A partnership between Lewes District Council and Ouse & Adur Rivers Trust is set to pay great environmental and community dividends in Ringmer as a project to address local flood risk continues to take shape.
Residents living in homes in Bishops Close and Green Close in Ringmer have often seen localised flooding when the surface water from heavy rainfall overwhelms underground drains.
In response to the increasingly frequent problem, a series of three ponds have been dug in land between the village cricket pitch and Green Close, with the capacity to hold approximately 560,000 litres of water.
Working closely with the Ouse and Adur Rivers Trust and Sussex Flow Initiative and in partnership with the Woodland Trust, Environment Agency and many other local groups, Lewes District Council has championed the use of natural flood management techniques across the district.