Berkshire

Windsor and Maidenhead borough gets £2.1m flood repair grant

Datchet
The main road through the village of Datchet, near Windsor Castle, was impassable in February

A Berkshire council has secured £2.1m of government funding to carry out major flood damage repair work.

The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead received the grant after rising River Thames waters hit some of the area earlier this year.

The money will be mainly spent on 40 resurfacing works including the A308 Windsor Road and Dedworth Road.

The council said it would help its roads "recover from one of the worst periods of flooding in recent memory".

Works are planned to start in August.

The grant will also be used to repair footpaths, private roads and a stretch of the Thames Path in Hurley where the riverbank was washed away.

The council's highways and transport leader, Geoff Hill, said it would "take some time and effort" before the borough's roads were "fully repaired and functional once again".

Datchet in the borough was one of the worst hit in the country and was visited by David Cameron in February.

The village also received help from Prince William and Prince Harry who helped move sandbags.

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