Residents in Gloucestershire village Gretton invited to drop-in session ahead of water mains work

5th December 2018

Water company Severn Trent is hosting a community drop-in session for residents in Gretton where they can hear about plans for new water pipes.

The company is upgrading 1km of pipes in the village as part of a £120,000 scheme and plans to meet with local residents to answer any questions or concerns.

The three-month project, which will start on 7 January, will last until the end of April and will see road closures in and around the village to ensure engineers can work safely. Work will start on Winchcombe Road, and then in phases onto Gretton Road, Gotherington Road, Church Row, Barn Close, ending on Gopshill Lane. Church Row will not be closed during the work with two-way traffic lights in place.

Gareth Mead from Severn Trent, said: “We need to upgrade a number of water pipes in and around Gretton. This is vital work and will make sure residents have a reliable water supply for many years to come. The drop-in session later this month is all about updating residents, showing them our plans, and answering any questions they may have.”

The team from Severn Trent, which includes partners Amey, will be at Gretton Village Hall on Wednesday 19 December between 15:30 and 18:30.

A special text number has been set up for residents in Gretton to receive weekly updates. They can text GOPSHILL to 01952 780333, or visit the Severn Trent website through

The Gretton scheme forms part of Severn Trent’s commitment to investing in its infrastructure which will see the equivalent of £1,400 invested for every home and business it serves between 2015 and 2020.