Press release

Residents and businesses invited to Rugeley flood scheme drop-in event

The Environment Agency is inviting local residents and businesses to attend a drop-in event to discuss proposals for the Rugeley flood risk management scheme.


The drop-in will be held from 3.30pm to 7.30pm on Thursday 25 February at:

Rugeley Leisure Centre Burnthill Lane Rugeley WS15 2HZ

The Environment Agency and local council will be on hand to provide the latest information about the scheme.

The town centre is at risk of flooding from Rising Brook. The proposed scheme will help to reduce the risk to over 114 residential properties and 157 commercial properties and also forms an integral part of the local council’s plans to regenerate parts of the town centre.

The proposal includes constructing an embankment on Hagley playing fields to hold water from Rising Brook during a flood.

Environment Agency project officer, Will Groves said:

As well as helping to reduce the risk of flooding for residents and businesses, the scheme also involves improving the local playing fields and reinstating the bridge. This drop in event is another chance for residents and businesses to see these proposals and ask any questions.

If you’re unable to attend the drop-in event you can request to see the new plans and send comments by emailing

Alternatively you can write to us at:

William Groves Environment Agency Sentinel House 9 Wellington Crescent Fradley Park Lichfield, WS13 8RR

Published 16 February 2016