County Councillor for Wribbenhall (& Cookley/Wolverley) Ian Hardiman is very pleased to report that the County Council’s Conservative Cabinet have published their 2020/21 Budget proposals which include a commitment to contribute £0.5 million towards the emerging Environment Agency’s Flood Resilience scheme (circa £4.5 million) announced recently.
Ian says, “I am personally pleased as for some time, I have been encouraging the Cabinet to adopt this supportive stance for the hard hit residents of the Beales Corner / Stourport Road area of Wribbenhall.”
Bewdley Town Councillor for Wribbenhall Daniel Moorhead added, “ This is fantastic news indeed and such a positive commitment which will surely encourage other major partners to similarly provide their financial support.”
The main element of the Environment Agency’s scheme is the construction of a permanent barrier, similar to that installed at Upton on Severn, to replace the temporary barrier assembly system being used for each flood event.
MP Mark Garnier welcomes the County Council’s commitment to support the residents of Beales Corner and will continue to lobby for the remaining investment. " A year ago, I brought the Prime Minister to Bewdley to see the aftermath of the flooding. He promised we would "Get Bewdley Done" and this welcome announcement is part of this process. I will continue to work with the Environment Agency to make sure that the best outcome for the residents around Beales Corner will not fail due to lack of finance."