Copley Village has a history of flooding, with the most severe incidents occurring on Boxing Day 2015, June 2012 and January 2008. During the flooding in 2015, Copley Bridge, which connects the main village with St. Stephen's Church, was severely damaged and had to be demolished and rebuilt.
Over the past few years we have carried out a number of temporary repairs to the embankment, whilst we have been developing a project to better protect the village against future flood risk.
The work in Copley will involve improvements to the existing flood embankment that surrounds the village, work at the cricket pitch to speed up the rate of drainage and also solutions to manage and reduce surface water risk. The main construction work is due to commence early next year.