New drainage system to be installed in Hinckley’s Clarendon Park early next year to stop path from flooding

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 15 December 2022

A NEW drainage system is set to be installed in Hinckley’s Clarendon Park early on in the new year to put a stop to prominent surface water issues, the borough council have revealed.

The entrance to Clarendon Park from Roston Drive (Image: Google Street View)

The news comes after Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council (HBBC) made it known that the footpath and cycling route in the park has issues with surface water and flooding, and they have been ‘working closely’ with developers in a bid to ensure the problem does not persist further.

Now, after ‘lengthy’ consultations which have been held between the council and retirement housing giants, McCarthy and Stone, installation works are planned to go ahead in the new year to fit the brand new drainage system.

It is hoped that once the new system is installed, the water will instead be able to drain properly, instead of flooding the regularly route, which is frequented by cyclists and pedestrians alike.

Coun. David Bill, Executive Member for Planning at the Borough Council, said: “This is a well-used walkway and cycleway across what is a most attractive park. We will keep working on the problem until it is solved.”

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