Now it's the turn of North Brink, Wisbech, to be closed for six months for flood defence work

NORTH Brink in Wisbech will be closed for around six months as vital flood defence work continues. The Environment Agency is replacing the old and corroded flood defences for about a mile and a half of North Brink, upstream from Town Bridge. Traffic is be

NORTH Brink in Wisbech will be closed for around six months as vital flood defence work continues.

The Environment Agency is replacing the old and corroded flood defences for about a mile and a half of North Brink, upstream from Town Bridge.

Traffic is being diverted along Chapel Road but businesses affected will remain open and pedestrian access maintained to the front of all the properties.

The work is to protect 11,700 homes and businesses from flooding and includes driving poles into the river bank which are then clad in concrete and bricks.

The Environment Agency says there is a need to improve the town's flood defences because of climate change and rises in sea level.

The steel sheet piling materials for the work was brought up the River Nene into Wisbech Port and has been stored at the harbour until needed for the different phases.