Kempston is set to get investment from the borough council to improve its natural flood management.
Mayor Dave Hodgson said: “After the flooding in 2020 that impacted many residents and businesses, it is vital that we put measures in place to prevent these issues in the future.
"I am very pleased that we are investing in this area, which will protect homes and businesses in Kempston.”
The project will look to reduce the flood risk in the west of Kempston, by using Natural Flood Management on the Wood End Brook Catchment, that outfalls down Water Lane to the River Great Ouse.
This announcement forms part of a range of investment schemes, including footways and pavement renewal, protective measures for parks and a new drainage system on Halsey Road, in Kempston.