Theo Clarke MP for Stafford brought the Flooding Minister, Rebecca Pow MP, to visit the Staffordshire Wildlife Trust’s Wolseley Centre to discuss flood alleviation. Since being elected as the Member of Parliament for Stafford tackling flooding has been a key priority for Ms Clarke, she was therefore pleased to show the Minister the work being done locally to help tackle flooding across the constituency and to speak about nature based recovery. Ms Clarke and the Minister visited the Wolseley Centre site and saw first-hand their Flooding Mitigation Project. Ms Clarke will continue working both locally and in Parliament to tackle flooding in Staffordshire.
Rebecca Pow MP, Flooding Minister:
“Thank you to local MP Theo Clarke for inviting me to visit flood alleviation projects with her in Stafford, something she has been working hard on. I was pleased to see the innovative work being done by Staffordshire Wildlife Trust working collaboratively with other partners to help tackle flooding across the constituency and to walk around the Wolseley Centre site to learn more about what they do on nature-based recovery solutions in Staffordshire”.
Theo Clarke MP for Stafford:
“I was delighted that Rebecca accepted my invitation to visit Stafford and find out more about the work being done locally to alleviate flooding. I am grateful to the Wildlife Trust for accommodating us and for showing some of the innovative ways that they are promoting natural solutions to the challenges that we will be facing across the country as we see the impact of climate change on our communities. I was also grateful to be able to brief the minister on my local campaign on flooding protection for our communities and also for a central flood line for affected residents.”
Julian Woodford Chief Executive of Staffordshire Wildlife Trust:
“It was great to have an opportunity to discuss flooding and nature-based solutions at the Wolseley Centre head office. We briefed Minister Rebecca Pow, the Flooding Minister, on a feasibility study for a series of nature-based solution interventions to help alleviate flooding throughout the Stafford Constituency. A huge thanks to Theo Clarke MP for providing us with the opportunity to discuss our local nature recovery in Staffordshire and the importance of supporting nature-based solutions across the County."