Home Meet Harriett Harriett's Work News Photos FAQs Links Contact Harriett

MP welcomes Eastham bridge plan


29th September 2016

West Worcestershire MP Harriett Baldwin has today welcomed news that work will start on a replacement bridge across the river Teme early next month.

The historic Eastham bridge was swept away in June after serious underwater erosion damaged the structure. A minibus driver ferrying local school children averted disaster by reversing off the bridge as it collapsed.

Since June, Worcestershire County Council has been investigating the causes of the collapse and identifying a solution to allow local people to get to and from their homes to school, work and Tenbury town centre.

Harriett has been working with the council officials to secure a solution and experts have now identified a plan which will see work begin on a replacement bridge in early October.

Harriett commented: “This week, I was briefed on plans to start work on the new bridge and I hope that it is delivered as soon as possible.

“This plan has taken some delicate negotiations with several regulatory bodies and I am grateful that agreement has been reached and work can begin.

“Obviously the work will be carried out over the winter time so it is crucial that we don’t have a very wet or cold winter which will affect the timelines to getting a new bridge open.

“I am sure the local county councillor, Ken Pollock, will keep a close eye on the work and report back as the project moves forward.”



Harriett says...

Harriett Baldwin
 
This website has been created to keep you in touch with my work both in Westminster and across the constituency.

Surgery Dates

20th October Tenbury, Pump Rooms, Teme Street
27th October TBA
3rd November Malvern
 
Surgeries are held at 5pm on Friday evenings. To book an appointment please talk to a caseworker at the constituency office on 01684 585165. | Full list of dates
 

Search this site


 

The Little Book of Big Scams

Click here to read the Metropolitan Police’s advice on scams.
 

Join Harriett's Mailing List

Accessibility