In December the area around Hexham Tyne Green flooded badly when the Tyne flooded the golf course and then went through the underpass under the railway. Many houses and several businesses were severely flooded. Last week we held a successful meeting in Hexham with Network Rail, key members of the NCC team, Northumbria Water, the Environment Agency and several local residents. It was a very productive meeting and my thanks to everyone who attended. The proposal is to construct a flood barrier that continmues to permit the right of way but provides protection to the residents and businesses.