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No NSC flood damage since installation of £355,000 defence system

The NSC all-weather pitch following the floods in December 2015

Measures put in place following 2015 floods

The NSC has avoided flood damage since a £355,000 flood defence system was installed in 2017.

Doors, barriers, gates and a high river sensor were fitted after floods resulted in significant damage at the sporting facility just over five years ago.

Two rivers near the site burst their banks in December 2015, resulting in flooding at the sports halls, squash court, all-weather pitch, athletics track and the Bowl.

The NSC is evacuated when the river sensor is triggered, something Education, Sport and Culture Minister Dr Alex Allinson says has happened twice:

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