This year’s Tynedale Flood Forum organised by Guy Opperman MP was held in Hexham Community Centre on Friday to update communities and residents about the work done to protect them along the Tyne Valley.
I attended as Northumberland’s representative on the Regional Flood and Coastal Commission, as the Councillor for Corbridge and as a resident who has experienced flooding and gave an introduction to the work of the RFCC. The real work is being done by staff in the Environment Agency, Northumberland County Council and Northumbria Water who all presented on the various projects and initiatives along the valley. Much is being done and it’s being done in a coordinated way to maximise impact with limited resources.
Here’s a video summary produced by Guy:-