Press release

Middlesbrough residents invited to flood scheme drop-ins

Residents are being asked for their views on a potential future scheme to reduce the risk of flooding from Marton West Beck


Residents in an area of Middlesbrough are being asked for their views on a potential future flood scheme.

The Environment Agency wants to improve the protection to properties from flooding from Marton West Beck.

Representatives from the Environment Agency, Northumbrian Water and Middlesbrough Council will be available to speak to residents during drop-ins this month.

Understanding flood risk

Environment Agency Project Manager Ted Thomas said:

We want to know more about flooding in the area and the previous experiences of residents so we can fully understand the flood risk.

We also want to hear the community’s thoughts on potential flood defence improvements in the area. I’d urge people to come along to the drop-ins so we can gather as much information as possible.

Northumbrian Water’s Project Manager, Elaine Smith, added:

We understand that flooding is one of the worst experiences our customers can go through.

By understanding better how flooding has affected the area, we can work with the Environment Agency, Middlesbrough Council and residents to explore any possible improvements that can be made to flood protection.

Drop-in dates

Look out for Northumbrian Water’s customer engagement vehicle at the following locations:

Date Location Time
Friday 20 January Glendale Road Green Space, TS4 3LN 10am-12noon
Friday 20 January Carnoustie Way Lay-By, TS8 9XH 1pm-3pm
Saturday 21 January Centre Square, TS1 2AY 10am-12noon
Saturday 21 January Clairville Common Car Park, TS4 2RB 1pm-3pm

Residents can drop by at any point between the times indicated.

Published 10 January 2017