Repair and Renew Grants Aylesbury

Posted 29. 06. 2018

Client: Bucks CC

Contract Value: £130,000

Location: Aylesbury

Damage Prevented: Unknown

Improving Flood Response

In February 2014, 79 homes and many cars on the estate were badly damaged when Stoke Brook burst its banks after heavy rainfall. The Willows Flood Group was formed to help residents, and look for a future solution. Thanks to the Water-Gate’s simplicity, it was chosen as part of a scheme to help defend the housing estate. The council pooled the Repair & Renew Grant money and purchased around 800m of Water-Gate, along with pumps, non-return valves and a small section of Aquadam.

County councillor Steve Lambert, who chaired the steering group, paid tribute to the partnership, particularly the residents’ flood group formed after the storms.

‘Everyone more than pulled their weight to work together to reach a good solution,’ said Steve. ‘Permanent flood defences would have been prohibitively expensive, but I believe we’ve got the best emergency defences for the money available.
‘I believe we were the first to ask the government whether we could pool the individual repairs and renewals grants to each of the 79 householders, so that the whole community of 450 homes would benefit.’

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Sole UK distributors of the Water Gate Barrier

The Water-Gate barrier from Megasecur is used in 36 countries around the world. As the sole UK distributor of this flood barrier, we distribute the product across the entire country. The Water-Gate barrier is highly innovative and easily deployed, offering one of the fastest deployment of water
barriers available. Access to emergency vehicles and other barriers is not compromised as the barrier can be driven over.

The Water-Gate can be shaped around corners and on uneven surfaces, offering flexible protection, and can be joined to create any length. The barrier can be supplied in crates to make deployment of long lengths extremely rapid.
It is cost effective, comparing particularly well with sandbags, especially as it is reusable.

The material used is recyclable and the Water-Gate is reusable making it extremely environmentally friendly.
The barrier is resistant to a long list of chemicals and has been independently tested. It is widely used in pollution control.

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