Environment Agency saves a moorhen’s nest

From Martin Briscombe:

The River Bain was recently seen to be partially blocked with debris caught on overhanging trees, between the two footbridges in the village. This was reported to the Environment Agency who responded within two hours with an action plan.

As a result they scheduled a team to do the work, but not before the resident  moorhen had hatched her brood on the makeshift island. Now with the chicks fledged, the Agency team has moved in and the river flows freely again.

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Possible Flood Alert issued

Simon Tydeman has been in touch about an article in yesterday’s Horncastle News:

A flood alert, meaning flooding is possible, has been issued by the Environment Agency for properties near the River Bain from Goulceby to Tattershall, including the River Waring.

The Environment Agency said: “Significant rain has fallen overnight and the river levels have started to rise. We expect the river to continue to rise. Low lying land and roads are likely to be affected first.”

The Environment Agency advises anyone wanting more information call Floodline on 0345 988 1188, select option 1 and enter Quickdial number 031335        Read more

Remember, you can now monitor the river level in our village here