A family-owned building company has given a £1,500 boost to a Warwickshire project which aims to assist the protection of homes and businesses from flooding.
Cameron Homes, which recently expanded into the region with a new regional office in Stratford-upon-Avon, has made the donation to the Shipston Area Flood Action Group.
The money will contribute towards a natural flood defence project designed to protect the village of Tredington, near Shipston on Stour, where Cameron is building 29 properties at its Orchards development.
Dani Gadsby, marketing executive of Cameron Homes, said that the firm was pleased to be able to help with the important initiative.
“As a company we are always keen to get involved in local schemes and to support communities where we can so we responded positively when approached about this very worthwhile project, donating £500 two years ago and now £1,500.
Len Grey of the action group said that they were working in a catchment area covering around 180sq kms but Cameron’s contribution would be put towards a natural flood defence scheme in Tredington, as this is where the new homes were being provided.
“The design of this intervention will also provide a natural habitat for birds and other wildlife, whilst holding the water back from entering the River Stour for several hours during periods of heavy rainfall. In this way we hope to keep the river below flood levels.
“We are clearly delighted that Cameron Homes have chosen to donate and support us - and as a result the local community - in its fight against the devastation and disruption that extreme flood events can cause in the area."