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12:20 Tuesday 04 February 2014  Written by Paul Miles

Flooding threatens Colnbrook

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Flooding in old Windsor last month

A battle is raging in Colnbrook to prevent homes from flooding.

Slough Borough Council (SBC) has now teamed up with the Environment Agency (EA) to tackle the problem after a flood warning was issued from the village on Friday.

Flooding has been seen in some roads in the Coleridge Crescent area, although no properties are reported to have been submerged so far.

Water levels under the floorboards of some houses are continued to be monitored and the EA has been pumping water into the Cottesbrook Ditch in an attempt to manage the problem.

Flood risk consultant for SBC, Tom Boichot, said: "We've visited Colnbrook and, despite there being a lot of water in some streets, the situation appears to be fairly stable.

"Our main concern is the impact of further heavy rain, which is forecast for this week. So, if you live in the area please follow the advice of the Environment Agency and take action where required."

Elsewhere, officers have been cleaning flood screens in the Manor Park, Chalvey and Salt Hill areas to ensure underground water pipes are not obstructed by debris.

Some roads in the Manor Park area saw minor flooding over the weekend, although the water has now subsided.

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