Public meeting on successful flood defence campaign


A meeting will be held in June for local residents to hear more about the plans for flood defences in Fulford.

This follows on from a successful campaign led by Liberal Democrat ward councillor, Keith Aspden, and local residents, which secured a total of £500,000 to be spent on additional flood defences.

The meeting will take place on Monday 11th June at 6pm, Fulford Social Hall, School Lane and will be attended by Cllr Aspden, Steve Wragg, City of York Flood Risk Manager, and Ben Hughes, the Environment Agency Project Director. During the meeting residents will be provided with an opportunity to ask questions before finishing at 8pm.

The meeting will provide an opportunity to hear how the Council and Environment Agency plan to consult with the local community and develop their proposals for the area. The key proposal will include how to build further flood resilience into the Fordlands Road bridge to protect the surrounding community.

 

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

“Following my successful campaign for flood defences in Fulford, with residents and the local Parish Council, the Council has now agreed £500,000. This is good news, but it is now vital that the Environment Agency and Council consult with residents and draw up plans that meet the local community’s needs.”

“I have called this ward meeting to make sure that local residents receive a thorough update on potential proposals and be provided a first opportunity to suggest how the plans should be rolled out. Our local community has suffered considerable disruption as a result of the ongoing works, including with traffic, and therefore, I will continue to call on authorities to produce a joined-up flood plan for Fulford.”

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