Work underway to tackle flooding issues at park

Vale Park in Aylesbury
Vale Park in Aylesbury

Work to reduce the risk of flooding at a park is beginning this week.

Drainage work to reduce the risk of surface water flooding at the western end of Vale Park has got underway after funding was allocated towards the project.

The funds came from money secured from housing developers by Aylesbury Vale District Council.

The council said they were unable to say how much the work would cost at this stage but would clarify it at the end of the work.

The drainage works are part of a phased masterplan for the park, which so far has provided improved access, sports and play provision, tree planting, and lighting of the main footways.

The works will not totally prevent the park from flooding however rain water will drain away faster when the ground water levels are low.

The play area, multi-use games area, skate park, tennis courts and bowls green will remain open during the work, which is expected to last two to three weeks weather permitting.

Councillor Howard Mordue, cabinet member for leisure said: “We are committed to making sure Vale Park is enjoyed by local people now and for years to come.

“I’m very pleased that we have secured funding to make on-going improvements and make this popular park even more attractive.”