Essential work to protect homes and businesses in Beadnell from flooding starts on Monday.
Northumbrian Water is investing £20,000 to repair the existing surface water outfall next to the public car park in the village. The work is expected to take up to two weeks to complete.
The repairs, which are being carried out by Seymour Civil Engineering, will prevent sand from collecting in the pipe. This causes rainwater to build up in the sewer and can result in flooding in times of heavy rainfall. A new manhole will also be constructed in the grass verge beside the car park.
Parts of the grass verge and beach will be dug up and these areas will be securely fenced off from the public. Pedestrian access to the beach will be maintained at all times and the car park will still be in use.
Access will not be required to customers’ homes during the work.