Bill has taken action to support local residents and businesses affected by flooding.
2007 Bill took Environment Secretary Hilary Benn MP on a tour including some of the areas affected by the summer 2007 floods.
2009 Bill took representatives from the Environment Agency on a series of visits to some of the villages and towns worst affected, including Bodenham, Hampton Bishop, Bromyard and Tenbury Wells.
2014 Bill met with Dafydd Evans, Environment Agency Area Manager for the West Midlands, to press for action to enhance local flood defences. £150,000 of work will now take place in North Herefordshire over the coming year.
“I am determined to do all I can to help keep people’s homes dry and to this end I have urged the Environment Agency to ensure we have the best flood defences for North Herefordshire.
Over the years I have developed a positive working relationship with Dafydd Evans, Area Manager for the West Midlands, and I am delighted he has taken my comments on board and is working to help my constituents.”
Bill has also raised the issue on a number of occasions in the House of Commons.
If you have been affected by flooding you may find it useful to look at this one-page briefing document which contains advice about what to do next. Please click here to view a letter from Dan Rogerson MP, Minister responsible for flooding policy, regarding the action being taken by the Government following the flooding of 2013/14.