THE Left Bank Village in Hereford has installed its flood barriers ahead of its New Year's Eve party.

There will be five floors of festive floor on Sunday night, with a fireworks display taking place at midnight to see in the near year.

This includes an 'illuminight disco' at De Koffie Pot from the riverside courtyard. 

Tickets are still for sale at £25 per person.

However, even though the Left Bank is not expecting the river Wye to rise to unexpected levels, it says it has placed the barriers as a precaution.

As of 4pm today (December 29), the Wye at the Old Bridge has fallen to 4.180 metres.


However, with more rain forecast over the weekend, the Environment Agency has warned that it is set to rise again, with a peak of between 4.7 and 5pm on Sunday afternoon (December 31).

This means that flooding of property, roads and farmland is expected to continue. This includes the Greyfriars area of the city. 

As well as north Hereford, there is also a flood alert in place for south Hereford, as well as for the Wye from Hereford to Ross-on-Wye.

The heaviest of the weekend's rain is set to be on Saturday (December 30) evening, with Sunday looking much drier. New Year's Day looks like it will be a mix sunny spells and showers.