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18th Jan, 2022

Time running out for Tenbury Wells residents and businesses to have their say on flood risk management scheme

A RALLYING call has been issued to residents and businesses in Tenbury Wells to have their say about the area’s proposed flood risk management scheme.

People have until the end of the month to put their points of view across and telephone calls will be held at 11am on January 26 and 6pm on January 28, conveying the same information as the virtual engagement rooms for those without Internet access.

Construction of the scheme is due to start in March 2022 and aims to reduce the risk of flood to Tenbury Wells by protecting 120 residential and 145 commercial properties.

Government funding for the scheme was announced in July last year.

Anyone wanting to access those calls can call the UK Local UK-Wide: +44 (0) 33 0551 0202 or UK Toll Free: 0808 109 0701 for both dates.

Conference PINs for the January 26 call are 1557694# and 5740455# for the 28th.

The virtual engagement room was created due to current coronavirus restrictions, so the local community can be provided with all of the information that a face-to-face meeting would offer.

Information boards are also displayed in a number of locations around the town, to allow those without internet access the opportunity to get involved.

Dave Edwards, Flood Risk Management Team Leader for the Environment Agency said: “We are urging the local community to visit our virtual engagement room to find out about the proposed Tenbury Wells flood risk management scheme.

“Or, for those who are unable to access the online site, we have set-up two facilitated telephone calls which will provide exactly the same information, and give them the chance to find out about the scheme.

“Due to the current coronavirus restrictions we have not been allowed to hold face-to-face events, but we hope that by visiting the virtual event or through the facilitated telephone calls, local residents and business owners will receive a similar experience.”

Construction of the scheme is due to start in March 2022. Ground investigation and site survey work is due to start in early 2021.

Click here for the virtual engagement room.

 

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