Works well underway in Winchcombe

6th October 2016

Severn Trent’s £200,000 investment in new water pipes in Winchcombe is well underway and running to plan. The High Street has re-opened and now visitors to the town can park for free at Back Lane and Bull Lane car parks for all of October courtesy of the company.

Severn Trent spokesman Gareth Mead says: “The project is really coming together, we’ve re-opened the High Street and we’ve also installed pipes from North Street at the junction with High Street up to the junction of Chandos Street. Our contract working partners, Amey, are using a technique called pipe bursting which is allowing us to work less invasively.

“Pipe bursting is where they literally burst the old pipes before replacing with brand new ones. That means we don’t have to dig big trenches, and so we can move more quickly to get everything done.

“We’re also really pleased to confirm that there’s free parking for the whole of October at the Back Lane and Bull Lane car parks. We’re delighted to be able to support town centre traders in this way as we try to keep disruption to local people and local businesses to a minimum.”

Work is due to be completed in Winchcombe by the end of November.

“We’d like to thank residents for being so understanding whilst we carry out this work,” adds Gareth. “We understand roadworks in the town are not ideal, but we can all agree that the benefits of gaining a reliable water supply will be worth it.”