Work to start on reducing flooding risk

Work is due to start this month to help protect houses in part of Whitley Bay from flooding.

Northumbrian Water is due to start work on Monday, January 5, to protect the seven houses in Carolyn Way, Carolyn Crescent and Willoughby Drive.

The three month scheme – being carried out by Lumsden & Carroll – will cost £400,000 and will see a new storm water storage tank in Carolyn Way.

There will also be 140-metres of new sewers installed in the three streets as well as Woodburn Drive.

A spokesperson said: “Northumbrian Water is carrying out the work to reduce the risk of flooding in these streets.”

They added that staff will not need access to any homes but if any resident with concerns about any visitors should ask for ID and can ring the customer centre to clarify any worker.

There will be a rolling road closure on Carolyn Way and Carolyn Crescent from January 5 to March 20; on Willoughby Drive from January 5 to April 2; and on Woodburn Drive from March 9 and March 28.

Customers with any queries should ring 0345 7171100 or via Twitter @nwater_care