News Release, 16 June 2022
'Drop-in' on Grangemouth Flood Protection Scheme mobile van tour
The GFPS is holding a mobile van tour to keep local people updated on the scheme
Drop into any of the four sessions on dates from June 21 to June 28 at Asda in Grangemouth, Lidl in Falkirk and the Klondyke Garden Centre
Members of the project team will be on hand to answer questions or queries from 10am to 3.30pm on each day
The scheme will protect 5,800 people, 2,650 homes, 330 businesses and road and rail infrastructure
The Grangemouth Flood Protection Scheme (GFPS) team is calling for members of the local community to drop in on one of its mobile van tour sessions.
From 21 June to 28 June, members of the project team will be on hand to discuss the scheme in more detail and answer any questions about its progress.
The drop-in session will be held between 10am and 3.30pm at:
ASDA, Dock Road, Grangemouth – Tuesday, 21 June and Wednesday, 22 June
Lidl, Carron Centre, Ronades Road, Falkirk – Friday, 24 June
Klondyke Garden Centre, Beancross Road, Grangemouth – Tuesday, 28 June
Alistair Dawson, Infrastructure Projects Manager at Falkirk Council, said: “I am delighted that many local people are already engaging with the project team. I hope many more who might have new questions or queries come to the summer drop-in sessions over the coming weeks.
“We are keen to keep everyone regularly updated on the progress of the Grangemouth Flood Protection Scheme and I urge residents and business owners to come along to one of our drop-in sessions and meet with us to help shape the scheme, together.”
As the largest flood defence project in Scotland and one of the biggest in the United Kingdom, the Grangemouth Flood Protection Scheme was identified as the highest national priority given the potentially significant impacts for the community if an extreme flood event were to occur. While other parts of Scotland have been affected by flooding over the last five years, Grangemouth has fortunately avoided significant flooding. However, the town and surrounding communities are at risk of fluvial and coastal flooding impacts.
On completion, the scheme will protect 5,800 people, 2,650 homes, 330 businesses and road and rail infrastructure. It will also provide almost 27km (17 miles) of flood defence walls, embankments, the installation of flood gates, flow regulation measures and drainage work. The scheme will also include works at the entrance to the Port of Grangemouth and within the petrochemical complex.
Falkirk Council is determined to provide better protection for the town and surrounding areas and is working with its consultant Jacobs to design, plan and manage the new flood defences.
Notes to Editors:
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For more information please contact:
Communications and Stakeholder Manager, Jacobs
Stakeholder Engagement and Communications, Jacobs
Communications Team Leader, Falkirk Council