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Council shuts Water Street, Hampstead Norreys due to flooding damage





A road will be closed for 21 days due to flooding.

West Berkshire Council has enforced an emergency road closure in Hampstead Norreys after damage to the carriageway caused by flooding.

Water Street, briefly renamed ‘Sewage Street’ by anonymous artists, in Hampstead Norreys
Water Street, briefly renamed ‘Sewage Street’ by anonymous artists, in Hampstead Norreys

Water Street was shut on May 2 and will remain closed until May 22 — or until the council is satisfied the restriction is no longer necessary.

Flooding on Water Street
Flooding on Water Street

The closure is from the unnamed road from Ilsley Road to Newbury Hill to Station Hill, Moores Farm to the county boundary.

The diversion will be signed on-site.

Flooding and sewage on Water Street, Hampstead Norreys
Flooding and sewage on Water Street, Hampstead Norreys

The village is one of the areas worst affected by sewage pollution in the district, leading to at least one family being hospitalised, as reported by newburytoday.

Visit https://one.network/?tm=GB138632024 to view a plan for the closure.

Contact West Berkshire Council on 01635 519080 for all enquiries.



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