North Warwickshire MP Craig Tracey has praised a Government announcement that the local community will benefit from a national share of £36 million in Government funds. This investment will increase the numbers of properties better protected from the risk of flooding.
Environment Agency Area Director for the West Midlands wrote to Mr Tracey stating:
“In your constituency and Marcus Jones’ constituency [Nuneaton], I am pleased to note that £640,000 has been allocated to help progress Warwickshire Property Level Resilience schemes in the Galley, Grendon, Fillongley and Bermuda communities. Altogether up to 80 properties could be protected, with work expected to be complete before 2019/20.”
Craig Tracey MP welcomed the news stating:
“Grendon and Fillongley have long standing flooding issues and this announcement is a positive step in the right direction for homeowners in these villages.”
The Environment Agency is working closely with Warwickshire County Council on flood risk management in these areas. The Council have undertaken an economic appraisal to consider flood risk management works in these locations, including the provision of storage areas, upgrades to the existing sewer network and improved conveyance.
Councillor Andy Wright who represents Grendon stated:
“Flooding in our villages is an issue I have campaigned on and raised in the past. I am pleased that the County Council and Environment Agency are being proactive in protecting properties.”