Wrexham MP, Sarah Atherton, has brought together residents in her constituency with neighbouring MPs, cross-party Councillors and Wrexham County Borough Council representatives in a socially distanced outdoor meeting to highlight flooding damage caused by Storm Christoph.
After hearing from many concerned constituents and seeing the flooding for herself, Sarah Atherton invited local councillor Mike Morris, and Streetscene Supervisor from Wrexham County Borough Council, Greg McArthur to meet with residents in Bowling Bank who have been impacted by the recent flooding. Residents discussed the clean-up effort and preventative measures with the Wrexham Council representatives.
Commenting, Sarah Atherton MP said:
"Residents here were affected badly by Storm Christoph, with flood water damaging several local properties. Issues with drains as well as the maintenance of local gulleys have all contributed to the problem. I am grateful top Wrexham Council for coming and listening to residents, providing advice on what can be done and promising to look into ways in which the Council can help end this problem."
Alongside this is concern about the structural integrity of the Farndon Bridge, crossing the River Dee between Holt in Wrexham and Farndon in Cheshire. Sarah and Edward Timpson, MP for Eddisbury, visited the site, inviting Farndon Liberal Democrat Councillor, Paul Roberts, and Karen Shore, Labour Councillor responsible for Environment, Highways and Transport for Cheshire West and Chester Council to highlight the impact the floods have had on the Holt Bridge.
“I am pleased that representatives from Cheshire West Council met with Edward Timpson, Member of Parliament for Eddisbury, and myself to hear the concerns of constituents. It is reassuring that the bridge, which is so important to the local community, is structurally sound. Further work is expected to take place in the spring.”
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