Work to clear the riverbanks

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FLOOD risk is set to be reduced with work being carried out to improve flow on the River Hipper in Chesterfield.

Chesterfield Council will work alongside the Environment Agency from Tuesday to remove trees and debris from the river, reducing the risk of it becoming blocked.

The work has been planned to take place outside the bird nesting season. Surveys have taken into account habitats for species such as brown trout, crayfish, otters and bats.

Trees along the River Hipper in the Queen’s Park are mainly sycamore which are to be felled and replaced with different species.