I was in Telford this week at the National Flood and Coast conference in my capacity as Northumberland’s representative on the Regional Flood and Coastal Commission – the body led by the Environment Agency that oversees a coordinated regional approach to flood and coastal erosion protection. A local project that I have had some involvement in was chosen as the National winner in the Community Partnership Category.
Reducing flood risk at Tyne Green. Team : Northumberland County Council, Network Rail, Local Residents, Environment Agency
Three North East projects won national awards which is great news in itself but I was particularly delighted that this was one of them. Northumberland County Council Officers, Local Residents, Network Rail and our local MP Guy Opperman should all be congratulated for working together on this and persisting until the project was delivered. Residents in that area can be safe in the knowledge that they are better protected from flooding.