Frampton Cotterell Sewerage Improvements Community Drop-In Session

Frampton Cotterell Sewerage Improvements plus Wessex Water Community Drop In

From April 2024 to January 2025, Wessex Water will be carrying out work along the River Frome between Church Road and Watley’s End in order to improve sewerage and storm overflow.

Map of River Frome in Frampton Cotterell between Church Road and Watley’s end. Three label boxes along the river. Label 1: Construction of seven-meter diameter storage tank (225,000 litres) below ground on land off Church Road near St. Peter's Church. Short diversion of Frome Valley Walkway via Bridge Way and Meadow Mead. Area and memorial bench to be reinstated after completion. April - October 2024.” Label 2: “. Construction of seven-meter diameter storage tank (180,000 litres) below ground on land near Nightingale Lane. Short right of way diversion in place around work area. Occasional site traffic access using Harris Barton may be required. Area reinstated after completion. May 2024 - January 2025.” Label 3: “Construction. Construction of 10.5 metre storage tank (490,000 litres) below ground on private land off Cloisters Road, Watley's End. Occasional traffic accessing site via Cloisters Road. Area reinstated after completion. July 2024 - January 2025.”
Map of the planned works from Wessex Water.

About this project, Wessex Water posted on their social media page,

“Work to protect the River Frome and upgrade the sewerage network in Frampton Cotterell, South Gloucestershire, begins this month.

The £5 million investment will see three projects start in the village which will reduce how often nearby storm overflows need to automatically operate.

Nearly 900,000 litres of new underground storage will be built to ensure the network can cope with increased levels of stormwater after heavy rainfall.

The tanks will hold excess water from combined sewers that carry both wastewater and rainwater run-off until it can be treated to protect the River Frome.

The project is just one of nearly 100 improvement projects taking place in our region where we’re spending £3 million a month to reduce how often overflows operate.”

To learn more about the works that Wessex Water have planned, please visit their article, “Frome for improvement as projects boost local river“.

Public Drop-In Session

Wessex Water will be hosting a public drop-in session to discuss this project and to answer questions and address any concerns you may have.

The details for this session are:

  • Date: Thursday 18th April 2024
  • Time: 3pm – 6pm
  • Location: Charlie’s Room, Crossbow House, School Road, Frampton Cotterell, Bristol. BS36 2DA

If you have any urgent questions about the work being carried out by Wessex Water, please call 0345 600 4 600 or visit the Wessex Water Contact Form webpage.

Frampton Cotterell sewerage improvements community drop-in session. You’re invited to drop in and find out about the major construction work Wessex Water is starting this month to protect and improve river water quality in Frampton Cotterell. When: Thursday 18 April 2024, 3pm – 6pm. Where: Charlie’s Room, Crossbow House, School Road, Frampton Cotterell, Bristol BS36 2DA. Tea and coffee provided. Find out about: Storm overflows and wastewater discharges – causes, impact and what we are doing about them. Our £5 million investment in three schemes providing 900,000 litres of below ground storm water storage in Frampton Cotterell starting April 2024. How the work will affect you and how you can help protect river water quality. 0345 600 4 600. Wessex Water YTL Group.