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River Thames Flood Abatement Scheme

13 February 2024 13:00 to 19:00

A consultation has been published by the scheme managers (Environment Agency and the Surrey County Council) about the River Thames scheme

It will be on 13th February 13.00 to 19.00 at St Mary and St Alban Church.

Why should we be interested?

The scheme is designed to alleviate flooding upstream in the Datchet and Wraysbury areas. Most of the work is being funded by the EA and Surrey County Council. It involves sending potential flood waters downstream to onwards Molesey and Teddington weirs as fast as possible to stop flood risk in mainly Surrey locations.

This means that Teddington will receive massive volumes of water faster than today and changes to the weir structure will be needed to cope with this. There is also a proposal for a flood channel to cut across the Lock Island at Teddington to carry excess flow when the weir looks like topping out.

The project, because of the source of funding, is being driven by project management consultants tasked with stopping the risk of flood increasing in the Surrey area.

Because of this emphasis, we consider that Teddington should have a voice to ask what guarantees there are that this proposal will not increase the risk to Teddington by overloading the weir. We also have concerns about the physical changes to the infrastructure and appearance of the area.

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