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Gilbert Road, Eastbourne

Southern Water has started work to mitigate against internal flooding incidents experienced by numerous homeowners in the Gilbert Road area of Eastbourne.

As part of the improvements we are installing a storm tank and pumping station in the Seaside Recreation Ground at Gilbert Road.

The project reflects several of the Company's priorities for 2015-20:

  • Protecting the environment 
  • Removing wastewater effectively 
  • Significant reduction in sewer flooding inside homes 

An Acer tree and section of hedging have been removed to allow for works access and the Gilbert Road access to the recreation ground will be closed. Access can be gained via Avondale Road or at the top of the A259 opposite Beamsley Road.  

Gilbert Road will be closed to through traffic from the A259 end in October; however access will still be available via Leslie Street and Avondale Road.

The works area will be fenced-off for your safety and that of our workforce, so please do take care when in the vicinity of the site. We would like to take this opportunity to extend our apologies for the disruption in the area during the works; we will do all we can to keep this to a minimum.

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