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Village green drainage work passes its first test

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THE long-awaited drainage work on Culcheth’s Village Green has passed its first test – a night of heavy rain which the new drainage system cleared within an hour.
Now councillors are hailing the scheme – carried out with joint funding from Warrington Borough Council and Culcheth and Glazebury Parish Council – as a great success.
They are now hopeful that the repeated problems of flooding and waterlogging, which have resulted in several events being cancelled, are a thing of the past.
Cllr Margaret Webber, chairman of the parish council, said: “Culcheth and Glazebury are lucky to have the benefit of a superb public space, but for years the green has been blighted by flooding, regularly making it unusable and often causing public events to be cancelled.
“That is why the parish council committed to joining forces with Warrington Borough Council to finance a major drainage scheme. Work started in June and was carried out over the summer. Now the project is complete and we look forward to the green’s return to full use as our major public amenity.”
Warrington North MP Helen Jones, who joined local councillors last year in making the case for council investment, said: “People throughout Culcheth, Glazebury and Croft know the value of our Village Green and this project is a great example of joint working by parish and borough councillors. This investment has helped to deliver a community facility that is fit for purpose and which I hope will continue to be well-used for many years to come.”
Pictured: local borough and parish councillors Joan Grime, Jan Davidson, Margaret Webber, Anne Roberts and Jacqui Johnson celebrating the successful completion of the drainage works on Culcheth Village Green.

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