FLOOD water is being pumped to prevent a hotel and National Trust site from potentially flooding.

Alfriston Emergency Group, which is run by volunteers, has been pumping a ditch since about 3pm this afternoon after the Cuckmere River started to overflow in places.

The river has been rising at 15 millimetres every hour near Alfriston with water coming over some of the banks by the church this afternoon.

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