The Environment Agency is holding a drop-in session in Selly Park in Birmingham to talk with local residents about a flood risk management scheme planned for the area surrounding the Pebble Mill playing fields.

Residents will have the opportunity to ask questions and find out more about the scheme, as well as view and comment on the proposed designs.

The scheme has been designed to better protect properties in the Birmingham area from flooding.

The drop-in session will be held at the Christ Church on Pershore Road in Selly Park, Birmingham on Wednesday, July 27, from 4:00p.m until 7:00p.m.

Environment Agency officers in charge of the scheme will be available to explain the current design plans and to listen to feedback from local people.

A spokesperson for the Environment Agency said:

“We’re pleased to be bringing a flood risk management scheme to Pebble Mill, better protecting the community from the risk of flooding.

“We aim to start construction next spring. Part of these works involves constructing an embankment along the western and northern edge of Pebble Mill playing fields.

“This remains a complex and challenging scheme.”

The plan is to hold and divert flood water back into the River Rea.