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Middleforth residents invited to voice concerns on flood defence work

Posted on - 30th March, 2022 - 8:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Penwortham, Politics, Preston News, South Ribble News
Middleforth flood defence work Pic: Councillor Will Adams
Residents have raised concerns about the work being carried out Pic: Councillor Will Adams

Middleforth residents have expressed concerns regarding the ongoing flood defence work, the felling of trees and the erection of a temporary compound being carried out by Environment Agency (EA) and Lancashire County Council (LCC).

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After listening to these concerns, South Ribble Borough Council Councillors James Flannery, Keith Martin and Will Adams representing the Middleforth ward have organised an online community meeting on Thursday 31 March at 5.30pm.

This meeting will allow LCC and EA to answer questions and concerns raised by residents on the work being carried out for the Preston and South Ribble Flood Risk Management Scheme.

Read more: Update given on River Ribble flood defences scheme at Broadgate and Penwortham

Middleforth flood defence work
Middleforth flood defence work

Speaking to Blog Preston, Cllr Adams said: “The community understand the need for the work being carried out and I hope once this meeting has finished, residents are a lot more aware about the details about the whole development, from now until completion.

“I feel it’s crucial to have appropriate communication throughout the development process and I will continue to work on behalf of residents, in partnership with the EA and LCC, to ensure any potential issues are quickly dealt with and/or mitigated against. “

Residents are asked to email Cllr Adams at Cllr.WAdams@southribble.gov.uk for a link to join the Microsoft Teams meeting.

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