Tenbury’s permanent flood defence scheme will be debated in the House of Commons after West Worcestershire MP Harriett Baldwin was granted an adjournment debate.
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.
Harriett Baldwin secures meeting with Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to discuss flood defence schemes drafted by the Environment Agency for Tenbury Wells and Severn Stoke.