10 June 2010
Nick Hills, Richard Thurston and Peter Rawcliffe of OFA met our new MP for Oxford West and Abingdon, Nicola Blackwood, in Lamarsh Road on Saturday 5 June. Nicola came to see and hear for herself about the severe and recurrent flooding of about 60 homes in Earl and Duke Streets, the reasons for it – and what OFA has proposed to reduce the risks of further flooding here.
We are delighted that Nicola has said she will support this initiative which could bring relief to many households. She is writing to the Environment Agency asking for details of the cost/benefit analysis, which is currently under way, as soon as it is completed. She will then help us to press for funding and urgent action with the three authorities involved: City, County and Environment Agency.