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Prime Minister thanks council staff

Boris Johnson sits with representatives from across Worcestershire as he visits Bewdley. Published Tuesday, 10th March 2020

The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson has thanked Highways staff for their work keeping Worcestershire roads safe during the recent flood event.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson visited Bewdley last weekend (March 8th 2020) after the town was hit by flooding during Storm Dennis.

During the visit, the Prime Minister met with flooding victims and sat down for a cup of tea with frontline staff from the Environment Agency, emergency services, Wyre Forest District Council and Worcestershire County Council.

Following the unprecedented rainfall in February, homes and businesses in Bewdley were flooded and flood defences on Beale’s Corner overtopped.

Councillor Alan Amos, cabinet member with responsibility for Highways at Worcestershire County Council said: “February was a challenging month for Worcestershire and our Highways team. Our teams have worked tirelessly to keep the roads and residents around the county safe following multiple storms. It was great for our highways teams to welcome the Prime Minister to Bewdley and show the hard work that has been done through this multi-agency response.

“We would also like to extend our thanks to the people of Worcestershire for their patience under difficult circumstances.”

Flood information hubs have been set up to help support people affected by the recent flooding.

If you need support, or information following your home or business being flooded, then you can visit the following libraries for advice.

  • Bewdley Library – Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 9:30am - 5.00pm, Saturday, 9:30am –    1.00pm
  • Tenbury Wells Library – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 9:30am-5.00pm, Wednesday and Saturday, 9.30am-1pm
  • The Hive - 8.30am -10pm each day including Saturday and Sunday
  • Upton-upon-Severn Library – Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9:30am-4:30pm, Saturday: 9:30am-1.00pm