Tenbury Wells residents urged to have their say on flood risk management scheme at virtual event - The Malvern Observer

Tenbury Wells residents urged to have their say on flood risk management scheme at virtual event

Malvern Editorial 14th Dec, 2020 Updated: 17th Jan, 2021   0

A VIRTUAL event has been launched for people living in Tenbury Wells to find out more about the proposed flood risk management scheme for their town.

Construction on the measures to reduce the flooding risk for between 120 and 145 commercial premises is due to start in March 2022.

Visitors have until January 31, 2021, to explore the virtual room, find out about the history, options and proposals and have their say.

The flood defence plan to protect homes and businesses has been put forward by the Environment Agency.

The online engagement room has been developed during the current coronavirus restrictions to provide the local community with all of the information a face-to-face meeting would offer and give them the chance to provide feedback.

Information is displayed on notice boards in a virtual online room and a video provides an introduction to the scheme, ahead of construction.

A ground investigation and site survey work is due to start in early 2021.

Information boards will also be displayed in a number of locations within the town itself, to allow those without Internet access the opportunity to get involved.

Dave Edwards, the Environment Agency’s flood risk management team leader, said: “We have launched our virtual engagement room to provide the local community with more information about the proposed Tenbury Wells flood risk management scheme.

“As current coronavirus restrictions have not allowed us to hold a face-to-face event, we hope that by visiting the virtual event, local residents and commercial users will receive a similar experience.

“And, because the virtual engagement room will be available until the end of January, it provides an opportunity for more people to attend.

“As well as finding out more about the current proposals for the scheme, there is also an opportunity for visitors to provide feedback through the virtual room and we are looking forward to receiving their comments.”

Click here to attend the virtual event.

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