Bridget near Dairy LaneHoughton and Sunderland South MP, Bridget Phillipson visited Dairy Lane, Houghton where local residents have been calling for improvements to prevent flooding. Bridget has been working with Northumbrian Water, the local council and the Environment Agency to protect home owners from further risk of flooding.

Bridget Phillipson MP said:

“Residents from Longacre and Airey’s Close, Dairy Lane came to see me to discuss the problems they have had with flooding in the homes and gardens.

“I fully appreciate how distressing it is to have your home flooded, and understand the difficulties the residents have experienced.

“Unfortunately, the cause of flooding in the Dairy Lane area is not straightforward and, therefore, it is essential that the agencies with responsibility for reducing the flood risk to these properties are working closely together.”

“I’m disappointed some residents have again experienced flooding, but I know the agencies are working together to reduce any future risk.”

Photo caption:
Concerned about recent flooding in the Dairy Lane area of Houghton. Bridget Phillipson MP, centre, with left to right Duncan Harrison and Marie Fallon from the Environment Agency, Mike Madine Sewerage manager for Northumbria water, Councillor Gemma taylor and Billy Turton, prospective council candidate.

Photo credit:
Sunderland Echo

This story was originally published by the Sunderland Echo. You can read the original here.

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