The Conserative Councillors on Bewdley Town, District and County who represent Bewdley and Wribbenhall, were delighted that the Prime Minister came to Bewdley to meet with local residents to hear first hand of the devastating effect that the recent severe flooding has had on our community. Bewdley was well placed to show the Prime Minister the success when investment is made in flood defences, and sadly the damage water can do when homes are not protected. Not only did his visit enable the Prime Miniser meet with the Environment Agency but to meet and thank the multi agency services and volunteers who spent so many days and nights out along our river trying to prevent what sadly resulted in 38 houses being flooded and too many families being evacuated and having to leave their homes for an extended period of time.
We are delighted that the Government has announced that they will be doubling the budget for flood defences to £5.2billion for 2,000 defences and we look forward to working with the community around Beales Corner to ensure that the best solution is provided to protect homes.
In the meantime if any local resident or business is having difficulties receiving the Government’s flood compensation, via the Wyre Forest District Counil, please do not hesitate to contact your district councillors for assistance.