Sunday, 17 December 2017

We were flooded too, MP reminds Oxford

JOHN HOWELL has called on Oxfordshire County Council to ensure Henley is not overlooked when new flood relief measures are put in place.

The Henley MP spoke at a summit in Oxford on Friday that was called following the severe flooding in January and February.

The meeting was attended by MPs from across the county as well as representatives from the Environment Agency and First Great Western.

Mr Howell said the discussion centred on the Western Conveyance Channel, a proposed £125 million project to draw water away from Oxford.

He reminded the council that money was still needed to fix the B478 at Sonning Eye after it was damaged by floodwater. The road is still partially closed and the council has applied for a £950,000 grant from the Government to pay for the work.

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