Friday, 15 June 2018

Tyne Green flood defences- work underway!

I can remember all too clearly the devastation caused by the floods in December 2015, which affected so many people in the Hexham area. Now, two and a half years on, work has begun on a flood defence scheme at Tyne Green to protect local homes from future flooding. The project is being funded by residents who have pooled the individual grants they received following the 2015 floods. 

In the last two years I have spoken to many people whose lives and homes were devastated by the flooding, and so I am pleased to see our long campaign for flood prevention on Tyne Green come to fruition. I would like to thank the Environment Agency, as well as Northumberland County Council, Northumbrian Water and Network Rail, who have all helped to make this happen. I hope that the new flood defences, which should be completed in the next few weeks, will be hugely reassuring to residents, ensuring that the next time we are faced with floods, Tyne Green is prepared.