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ISSUE 129 • JUNE 2019 ALSO COVERING ROCHDALE • HEYWOOD AND SURROUNDING AREAS FREE YOUR LOCAL Inde endent BOLTON BURY Follow us on Facebook: yourlocalindependent Education ––– PAGE 4 ––– BUSINESS ––– PAGE 6 ––– Get Fit, Get Active ––– PAGES 16-19 ––– Seeded Lawn Turf Indian Stone Paving Railway Sleepers Decorative Gravels Building Sand Concrete Flags Border Soil Decorative Bark KILN DRIED HARDWOOD LOGS PORCELAIN PAVING & GRANITE PAVING OLD HOLTS FARM, ROADING BROOK RD, HARWOOD, BOLTON BL2 4JD 01204 883733 / 01204 888555 Turf, IndianStone &Landscape Supplies Follow us on @OldHoltsTurf OldHoltsTurf Business matters in association with see page 6 INSIDE THIS ISSUE: £40mflood protection scheme set to start HOMES and businesses across Radcliffe and Red- vales will soon be saved from the threat of flooding with construction on the flagship £40m Radcliffe and Redvales Flood Allevia- tion Scheme. The new scheme, led by the Environment Agency in partnership with Bury Coun- cil, will see more than 2.5 ki- lometres of defences put in place to provide flood protec- tion to Radcliffe and Redva- les communities for the next 100 years. Work is expected to start in the coming weeks. Bury Council’s Planning Control Committee unani- mously approved plans for Phase 1 of the Environment Agency scheme back in March with councillors told that high river levels, caused by Storm Gareth, were a timely remind- er of the risk that residents were still living with. The latest developments mean that the first works on the ground are due to start in mid-June with construction taking place in Close Park and off Dumers Lane and Morris Street. The Agency confirmed that the proposed replacement of Hardy’s Gate Bridge will no longer take place, but some minor alterations will need take place as part of Phase 2. Close Park in Radcliffe forms the first phase of the wider scheme. Existing plans will see a 2.5m flood wall built at the rear of properties in Parkside Close, and a 3m-high earth embankment on the far side of the park with foot- ball pitches acting as a natu- ral floodplain. The design of Phase 2 is con- tinuing and will be complet- ed during summer 2019. The planning application for Phase 2 will be submitted by the En- vironment Agency in Septem- ber 2019 with construction to follow on from the completion of Phase 1. The deadline for completion of the defences (ex- cluding landscaping and envi- ronmental works) is scheduled for March 2021. Once completed, the £40m scheme will not only protect up to 873 properties via raised flood defences at key locations along the river’s edge but will also strengthen regener- ation across the community with the creation of new wild- life habitat, increased green spaces and amenity areas for the public. During construction of Phase 1, Environment Agency staff will be available to speak to about progress at regular community drop-ins to be held in Close Park. J2 M66 Tel: 0161 253 6520 BL9 OBJ Over 350 stalls open every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday “Traditional shopping in a modern environment” The Boxing Day floods in 2015 caused massive destruction in Radcliffe PAGES 13-15: WIN £50 IN OUR GREAT BEST OF RAMSBOTTOM & TOTTINGTON COMPETITION We can teach you to sing and to play a musical instrument! PLEASE CONTACT: DONNA MORGAN 01204 690756 102 WINTER HEY LANE, HORWICH