Wallington residents praise flood defences

Fareham MP Suella Fernandes, second right, and Minister of State for Schools The Rt Hon Nick Gibb MP, centre, with representatives from Portchester Community School  and Henry Cort Community College

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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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