Brand new pipes for Winchcombe, with free parking as shops remain open for business
24th August 2016
Residents in the Winchcombe area of Gloucestershire are set to benefit from more than a mile of brand new bigger water pipes. Severn Trent is investing £200,000 in the new pipes to make sure its customers’ taps and toilets keep working.
To help support local trade in Winchcombe during the works, Severn Trent has worked closely with Tewkesbury Borough Council to enable free parking in the Back Lane and Bull Lane car parks in October.
Gareth Mead, from Severn Trent, explains: “As water pipes get old, they can become weak and crack, making them prone to leaks and bursts. We want to make sure our customers’ water supply in the area is always there when they need it, which is why we’re laying the brand new water pipes.
“We understand that closing a road can be an inconvenience to road users, but this work is really important to make sure that water supplies for our customers are reliable going forward. We’ll do all we can to help minimise disruption and keep everyone affected up to date with progress.
“We’d like to thank the local community in advance for their patience while we put the new pipes in place. Once all of the work is complete, the area will have a modern water network that will last for many years to come.”
Work begins in High Street, between North Street and Bicks Lane, on Thursday 1 September, with the road closed for three weeks. Once that section is complete, the teams will then move on to North Street and Gretton Road. Work is scheduled to be completed by the end of November, with businesses in the town remaining open as usual.