THE Environment Agency (EA) has said that ‘immediate action is required’ after updating its flood warning for the River Bourne.

As reported in the Advertiser, a warning had been in place noting that flooding was possible at the junction of Ludgershall Road and Pennings Road, in Tidworth, and the junction of High Street and Bulford Road, in Shipton Bellinger.

But the EA now says that “flooding is expected” with immediate action required.

The agency’s warning, updates on Monday, reads: “Further showery rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. River levels are falling, but still pose a flood risk. We are closely monitoring the situation.

“Our incident response staff are in contact with community flood wardens and volunteers. ”

It also noted that while river levels remain high at Tidworth Manor bridge, they were beginning to fall, reducing the risk of flooding.

However flooding was still said to be possible at the Tidworth’s Ludgershall Road and Pennings Road junction, and Shipton Bellinger’s High Street and Bulford Road junction.

An update on the situation is set to be provided today (Tuesday).

Flood alerts are also in place for the Weyhill area, which includes Appleshaw, Hatherden and Kimpton, as well as Stockbridge and surrounding villages and the River Bourne area.