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Grant for flood prevention measures in Bolton on Dearne

Flood prevention measures are to be fitted to 48 properties in Bolton on Dearne after a £274,000 grant from the Environment Agency. Barnsley Council was successful in its bid for the funding which will be used on houses that were inundated by the high floodwaters of June 2007.

The project will begin in the new year and will involve fitting air-brick covers, removable door barriers and one-way valves for waste pipes.