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MP Reynolds hails Tameside response to recent flooding
Friday 2nd December 2016 @ 15:45 by Adam Higgins
Community Hyde News Stalybridge

Jonathan Reynolds paid tribute to the hard work of the emergency services and the Tameside community in Parliament this week, following the recent flooding.

During his parliamentary speech in the House of Commons, the Hyde and Stalybridge MP called on the Government to do more to prevent flooding occurring again by funding sustainable drainage.

Some of the worst flooding across Tameside and Longdendale area occurred in areas such as Mossley and Hollingworth – while Stalybridge, in Mr Reynolds’ own constituency, also took a hit from the monsoon conditions which battered the borough in the wake of Storm Angus.

In his speech, Mr Reynolds told fellow MPs: “Can we have a debate on whether enough has been done to protect people from the risk of flooding, and the draining systems we have are fit for purpose.”

He added on his Facebook page: “I was please by the Minister’s sympathetic response, and will push to ensure that they do indeed look into it.”

For those affected by the floods, a multi-agency community drop-in session was held at Stalybridge Civic Hall last Thursday evening.

Officers from Tameside Council, New Charter, United Utilities and The Environment Agency were available to answer questions and direct people to support.


By Dan Willis