Washlands FSA Bulletin

Object number

LDVAL 2006.23.1


January 2006


Printed newsletter detailing the phase II improvement works of the Washlands Flood Storage Area on the Leys along the River Beam, Dagenham, date June 2006 The newsletter was sent to all residents surrounding the Washlands FSA. The Washlands FSA is a man made flood storage area that temporarily stores floodwater during periods of heavy rainfall, thereby providing flood alleviation to hundreds of surrounding houses and businesses. Phase I was completed in June 2005, during which the flood embankments were raised and strengthened. During this work Roman archaeology was discovered on the site. Phase II of the works sees the flood storing capabilities of the Washlands FSA increased by excavating the high ground, a new sluice gate fitted and environmental enhancements added, including ponds, wildlife habitats and planting of aquatic plants. Also, all of the top soil will be removed to undertake a full survey of the Roman archaeology. Phase II commenced Jun 2006 and continued until November 2006. The newsletter also contains an invitation to a public open day of the archaeological site on Saturday 22nd July 2006.

Physical description

Two colour printed pages secured together at the top left corner. The top of the first page bears the logos of the companies involved in the project: Breheny Civil Engineering; Halcrow; and Environment Agency. The title and introduction is printed in a moss green, and the rest of the text is black. In the bottom right corner is a colour picture of the sluice gate. The second page contains the invitation to the open day, printed in red, a coloured picture of a Roman pot shard, plus the contact details of two people involved in the project.






Whole length: 297mm
width: 210mm

Collection type


Alternative reference

Entry Number 1658/1 (2006-07-25)

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