07 Mar Flood defences hold in Ironbridge, Shropshire
The River Severn nears the top of the flood Barriers in Ironbridge – photo Geodesign Barriers
The Lord-Lieutenant of Shropshire, Anna Turner together with the High Sheriff of Shropshire Tony Morris-Eyton and Mayor of Telford & Wrekin Amrik Jhawar visited Ironbridge to view the flooding damage to shops & businesses. They met with Carolyn Healy, Cabinet Member, Adam Brooks, Highways Delivery Manager and Matt Critchley Communications manager for Telford & Wrekin and heard how Telford & Wrekin Council have improved barriers and of their preparation for the cleanup in the aftermath of the flooding.
The water had come within around 10cm of the top of the temporary barriers but the Wharfage stayed dry.
It is the fourth time in three years the Severn has flooded leaving riverside communities from Shrewsbury down to Bewdley counting the cost once again.