Shropshire flooding group is set up to manage risks

A new group has been formed to help manage and reduce the long-term risk of flooding in Shropshire.

The Shropshire Local Flood Risk Management Board is a partnership of four organisations that manage drainage and flooding issues in the county.

The organisations are Shropshire Council, the Environment Agency, Severn Trent Water and Dwr Cymru Welsh Water.

A spokesman said the board will work to share information and help reduce the risk of flooding.

'Positive step'

The board is chaired by Shropshire Council's chief executive, Kim Ryley.

He said: "All members agree that the formation of this new group is a positive step forward for Shropshire.

"We have already made a start on the first important job - the sharing of information between partners.

"Through working together the board will also ensure that, wherever possible, work to manage or reduce the risk of flooding is undertaken to maximise the benefit to local people."

The board will meet on a quarterly basis.

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