A water company and its contractor spread more than just Christmas cheer this year.

Staff from South East Water and Clancy Docwra gave up their time to salt the footpaths around Warren Lodge, a residential care home in Finchampstead, Wokingham.

They also repainted the lines within the car park after they became faded and barely visible.

The companies are currently laying more than three kilometres of water main in the area to revamp the water network and protect future supplies.

Jeremy Dufour, Project Manager at South East Water, said: “We really care about the community and want to give something back whenever we can.

“Our road closure in Nine Mile Ride has been lifted for the Christmas period so we wanted to make sure we did our bit to help out while we’re not working on site.”

More than a kilometre of water main has been laid so far. South East Water is set to begin the third and final phase of the project after the Christmas period.

Nine Mile Ride will be closed between the junctions of Park Lane and California Country Park from 3rd January but access to homes and businesses will be maintained.

Jeremy continued: “I’m really sorry for any disruption this closure may cause but it is essential for us to protect motorists, pedestrians and our contractor.

“I’m really pleased with the progress we’ve made on the project, which will allow us to protect tap water supplies as the community grows.

“We’re also taking the opportunity to replace an ageing, burst-prone section of pipe in Nine Mile Ride and we’re really grateful for the patience shown by residents and local businesses.”


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