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Environment Agency says fallen tree on River Stour in Sudbury does not pose risk of flooding to nearby residents

A fallen tree, which landed across a section of the River Stour in Sudbury, does not currently pose a risk of flooding, according to a government organisation.

Concerns have been raised about a potential blockage to the water flow, after a tree fell on to a stretch of river in the vicinity of Henny Street several months ago.

The issue has caused some homeowners to worry that it could make the fields on either side of this part of the river very susceptible to flooding, in light of the increased levels of rainfall over the last few weeks.

The River Stour in Sudbury. (22871046)
The River Stour in Sudbury. (22871046)

However, the Environment Agency confirmed to the Free Press on Tuesday that it had investigated the site of the fallen tree and concluded that there is not a flood risk to residents living nearby.

A spokesman for the Environment Agency’s East of England division said: “We are aware of the fallen tree at Henny Street and our officers have visited the location.

“The tree is not deemed to be posing a flood risk and the river is currently navigable.

“However, we are liaising with the landowner to ensure it is safely removed.”

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