Local MP Bill Wiggin has paid a personal visit to the Yazor Brook Flood Alleviation Scheme construction site near Credenhill.

 Following a verbal briefing Bill Wiggin MP, who had previously participated in the scheme’s sod-cutting ceremony, undertook an extensive tour of the works and their differing aspects.

 Fellow guests included neighbouring MP Jesse Norman and Cllr Roger Phillips (acting on behalf of Herefordshire Council Leader Cllr John Jarvis). Ted Willmott, Chairman of Hereford Futures Board, was also in attendance.

 The £4 million project is being delivered by Herefordshire Council with funding provided by Advantage West Midlands.

 Upon its completion a 1.4 km underground culvert will take floodwater from the Yazor Brook, close to where it passes Credenhill Community Centre, into the River Wye just east of Swainshill.

 Construction is reportedly well ahead of schedule due an unusually dry spring and summer.

 Bill Wiggin MP commented, “I am very impressed by the rapid progress being made on this fundamental project.

 The end result will bring peace of mind to scores of families directly affected by flooding.

 Moreover, all of Herefordshire stands to benefit from a stronger and more commercially attractive county town.”

 ENDS

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