Residents of Prestbury, particularly those living in the centre of the village are reliant on the Flood Alleviation Scheme to minimise the risk of local flooding. The Parish Council Flood Wardens keep a close eye on the scheme and forward information to the Environment Agency. Despite repeated requests from your PAB Councillors no action was planned to reduce the increasing levels of silt and gravel . Finally in December a request for action was requested from Floodline, the Environment Agency’s Emergency service. The scheme was inspected and an action plan implemented within days. As a result Environment Agency personnel worked for over a week to removed, gravel, silt and vegetation. The result, as the ‘after’ photograph shows is a clear channel that should be able to cope with any deluge that might occur.