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Ham Manor Golf Club in Angmering on course to tackle flooding
1:10pm Wednesday 31st July 2013 in News
Work is continuing on a project to help tackle flooding at a golf course and neighbouring properties.
Ham Manor Golf Club in Angmering successfully applied for funding from the West Sussex County Council active communities fund for the project.
The fund, available for groups of all sizes, has been set up to help communities become more resilient to extreme weather.
Low lying parts of the course were left submerged last year when the Black Ditch – a tributary of the River Arun – burst its banks after heavy rain.
The problem was compounded by the Black Ditch being neglected for years.
The club identified the need to clear and de-silt a section of the Black Ditch that runs behind the Angmering Medical Centre and applied for a grant for more than £5,400.
Thirty properties in the area will also benefit from the work.
Course manager Alan Pierce said: “We experienced really bad floods which lasted for three-and-a-half months. Over a number of weeks, as the weather was getting progressively worse, the second hole, tenth hole and the lower practice ground all flooded.
“We had a lot of extremely concerned members and lost a significant amount of revenue. We thought if we could just make the Black Ditch flow freely it would prevent water flooding our course and the village.”
Contractors started work earlier this month and now have about a fifth of the ditch to clear.
Mr Pierce said: “The water level has dropped considerably already and our members are happy
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