Wednesday February 26 2020, 5.00pm, The Times. The flooding had caused the River Severn in Bewdley to reach its highest level in 20 years - peaking at 5.48m, as it came after ground was sodden from heavy rainfall in the autumn. Requests must be submitted to the council’s democratic services team before midday on Wednesday, August 19, by email: Earlier this week the Environment Agency confirmed a £7.5 million flood recovery programme in the West Midlands is now underway. Bewdley has been largely protected from the widescale flooding to hit other areas thanks to its flood defences.
"If you can spread the word and pass that on to any family or friends in the area that we need to make sure that they leave. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. It is possible that depths of flood water along the Wharfage could reach 1.8 metres.Albert Darlington, who is 93, lives in Ironbridge and says he won't leave his home until the floods force him to. The council’s committee will then hear from West Mercia Police, It said Severn Trent has also been invited to attend.Both meetings will be live streamed at Residents and businesses affected by the floods will then be given the opportunity to explain their experiences at a meeting on Thursday September 3. 4. "We want to be open and transparent with the public and residents here so they make that informed decision to come with us. It includes £300,000 maintenance of the Severnside defences in Bewdley.The agency said the work will improve the standard of flood protection for 270 properties includes resetting the block pavers that sit under the flood barriers to reduce seepage during a flood, following damage caused during the October and February floods.
Explaining the evacuations in a video posted on Twitter, West Mercia Police Chief Superintendent Tom Harding said officers were visiting residents on the banks of the River Severn to tell them to evacuate.He said: "Potentially, we've got water that has started to come underneath the flood barriers and in areas it appears that it is buckling. Rivers breach flood defences around UK and Ireland – in pictures An aerial view of Bewdley, Worcestershire, where flood barriers have failed to hold back the River Severn. Bewdley and Stourport-on-Severn sit on the banks of the River Severn – the country’s longest – and Now Wyre Forest District Council is carrying out an investigation to look at what happened before the floods hit and how emergency services responded to them, to work out what can be done in the future to avoid the damage caused.Councillor Calne Edginton-White put forward a motion on February 26 at full council calling for a review of what happened during the flooding – which was unanimously backed by fellow councillors.The councillor thanked public agencies, voluntary organisations and volunteers for their response in helping residents and businesses affected by flooding,She said: “I was delighted all my fellow councillors supported my motion in February.“The devastating floods caused by Storms Ciara and Dennis affected many residents and businesses in Wyre Forest and it is important we look into what lessons can be learned and what we can do to make sure this never happens again.