Nottinghamshire village flood defence scheme open

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A new flood defence system in a Nottinghamshire village has been officially opened.

The scheme, unveiled by Lord Chancellor Kenneth Clarke, also the MP for Rushcliffe, will protect 95 properties in Barton-in-Fabis from flooding.

The works have involved raising Manor Road and increasing the height of the existing embankment around the village.

Money raised through a local levy by the Flood Defence Committee paid for the scheme.

Innes Thomson from the Environment Agency said: "Barton-in-Fabis now has flood protection up to modern standards, but anyone living or working behind flood defences should remain prepared for flooding.

"It is always possible for extreme conditions to result in a flood overtopping the defences."

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