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Flooding Minister visits Selly Park.

Mr Richard Kenyon MP, Minister for Natural Environment and Fisheries visited Selly Park Birmingham earlier this morning (Saturday 30 June 2012) to see areas that were affected by torrential rains and some surface water flooding on 28 June. Over the last 2 days he has already visited a number of other areas affected by the floods.

The Minister met representatives from the Selly Park Flood Group, Environment Agency, Birmingham Council – Resilience Team and Drainage. There was a briefing about the plans in place, what happened on the day and how well everyone had worked. A walkabout took place along the roads affected, the Minister also met residents.

The Minister thanked everyone for their hard work and found the visit very useful in seeing first hand where communities had been affected and appreciated how all the partners and communities had responded. This example and others would form a case study for the Government’s future planning for flooding issues.

Present:

John Clayton, John Williams, Jeanne Glenn – Selly Park Flood Group

Alistair Campbell, Jawaid Akhtar, Kerry Whitehouse – Birmingham Resilience Team

Steve Morley, Laura Palmer, Peter Clarke – Environment Agency

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