West Worcestershire MP Harriett Baldwin has welcomed confirmation that an emergency fund will come into operation to help homes and businesses affected by flooding.
After particularly bad floods in the summer of 2007, Harriett started campaigns to build more flood defences in the West Worcestershire area.
Since 2010, seven new flood defence schemes have been built with the help of the Environment Agency. Those schemes are in Uckinghall, Pershore, Powick and Kempsey, with two schemes in Upton-upon-Severn. The seventh, a community-based scheme, is in Callow End.
Harriett continues to campaign for flood defence schemes at Severn Stoke and Tenbury Wells.
The Severn Stoke scheme is progressing well and has reached the planning permission stage.
West Worcestershire MP Harriett Baldwin praised the efforts of the Environment Agency leading the ‘ultimate recycling project’ as soil from the Southern Link Road is now being re-used in a bund to protect the village of Severn Stoke from flooding.
West Worcestershire MP Harriett Baldwin has called on the Environment Agency to explore all options to ensure that the Tenbury Flood Defence Scheme is able to move forward after it was confirmed that there is a multi-million budget shortfall.