Theresa May invites resident comments on flooding

Theresa May invites resident comments on flooding

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Theresa May invites resident comments on flooding

Members of the public who were affected the recent flooding have been invited to share their experiences with Maidenhead MP Theresa May.

The Home Secretary is hoping to raise issues put forward by residents with the relevant bodies involved in the floods, including the Environment Agency, Thames Water, and local and central Government.

It is hoped the views of residents will help ensure lessons are learned, measures are taken to further reduce the risk of flooding in future, and improve the response from authorities in the event of flooding.

Some residents have already put forward their views to the MP, including ideas to make the area more flood-resilient and the need for a more effective response to flooding in some places.

Mrs May is seeking more views and residents can either email mayt@parliament.uk or write to her at the House of Commons by the end of March.

Parish councils in the area have also been asked for comment.

Mrs May said: "A number of people have already been in touch with me to convey their experiences, and I have visited local areas affected by flooding to discuss the situation with residents.

"Various issues have been raised and I will now be taking these upwith the relevant bodies to ensure that the lessons are learned.

"Before doing so, I would like to hear from any other constituents who were affected by flooding and have comments or ideas that they would like me to take up.

"We must continue to make the local area more flood-resilient and ensure a quick and effective response if flooding occurs."

Areas affected included Cookham, Bisham, Hurley, Wargrave, Sonning and Twyford.

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