Local councillor to host Fulford Flood defence update meeting

Fulford residents are being invited to join local councillor Keith Aspden for a virtual presentation and Q&A on 15th April 2021 at 5:30pm to discuss the latest update on the joined-up plan for local flood defences in the village.


Cllr Keith Aspden has long campaigned with local residents and representatives from the Parish Council to secure funding for additional flood defences in Fulford. The campaign has called for these defences to protect not just the A19, but to include the Fordlands Road community.

Most recently the Council budget proposals agreed a £2mil investment in the delivery of a joined up flood scheme, to unlock a £4.9m budget. This new £2 million will then unlock the £600,000 already agreed by the Council, £1m for flood schemes, and a new £1.3m contribution from the Environment Agency.

Residents are invited to hear more about the future plans and ask their questions to the Council’s flood manager at the update meeting. On 15th April, the meeting will take place using Zoom, between 5:30pm-7pm.

To register, residents are invited to visit tinyurl.com/FHflood and book their place and receive the Zoom joining details.

Liberal Democrat local councillor for Fulford and Heslington, Cllr Keith Aspden, commented:

“The floods earlier this year have once again highlighted the need for an improved and joined-up flood plan, one that protects the A19 and Germany Beck as well as the Fordlands Road and Fordlands Crescent communities.

“After years of petitions and campaigning with local residents, I am delighted that a £4.9 million funding package has been drawn together. This is a very significant step forward for our local community. The online meeting will give residents a chance to once again express their views and ask any questions they might have on how the local scheme will now progress.
“After the meeting, it’s essential that residents are consulted widely on a final proposal and I would encourage residents who are interested to join our Zoom Q&A to learn more.”

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