We will be cleaning the stormwater pipes at Washbourn Gardens on Monday 2 March till Wednesday 4 March. We need to get this work done reasonably soon while the ground is hard and dry to limit any damage to grassed areas.

The purpose of this is to clear the outlet of the detention pond to reduce the risk of flooding. The pipes leading away from the pond are partially blocked and require cleaning, and some silt will also be removed near the pipe outlet.

An area of Washbourn Gardens will be taped off whilst this work is being done (see the map below). Other parts of Washbourn Gardens will be accessible, however, at times there will be significant noise from equipment.