Thursday, 16 July 2009

MP Urges Flood Protection for Worcester Park

With apposite timing given the current bad weather, local MP Paul Burstow has presented a petition to Parliament calling on the Government to fund improved flood protection for Worcester Park.

He spoke to the House last night recalling the torrential rain of 20th July 2007 which caused Beverly Brook to burst its banks, flooding houses in Green Lane, Pembury Avenue and nearby areas.

Mr Burstow presented to the House a petition signed by local residents calling for the implementation of the £1.5 million flood protection scheme, as recommended by the Environment Agency.