Wallington residents praise flood defences

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RESIDENTS of Wallington have praised flood defences that kept them dry despite a wall threatening to break.

The defences were deployed on around 50 houses following a warning from the Environment Agency.

A wall that runs along north Wallington developed three cracks when the flood water was at its highest on Thursday.

Leader of Fareham Borough Council Sean Woodward said: ‘The wall has been bolstered with sandbags and when this wet weather has passed we will be making repairs to make it safe.’

Ward Cllr Paul Whittle said: ‘We’re all extremely glad that we had invested in the flood defences.’

The River Wallington and the River Alver have both now receded.

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