In Parliament, Theo Clarke MP for Stafford asked again for a 24/7 phone line directly to a flood control centre in Stafford. A flood control centre in Stafford would allow Staffordshire residents to receive local assistance as soon as flooding occurs. Therefore, Ms Clarke asked the Leader of the House of Commons for time to be allocated to discuss this important issue in Parliament. Ms Clarke will continue to press the Environment Agency and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) to tackle flooding in Staffordshire.
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Theo Clarke MP for Stafford:
“May we have a debate in the Chamber on the establishment of local flood control centres that residents can call directly, 24/7? Yet again we have had very heavy rainfall in Staffordshire this winter, and farmers in Penkridge have advised me that the clay soil is fully saturated. Stafford residents need to have somewhere local that they can contact at any time, day or night, to help them when flooding occurs.”