TENBURY MP Harriett Baldwin has yet again pressed for further investment in permanent flood defences as homes and businesses deal with the aftermath of Storm Dennis.

Mrs Baldwin has written to Environment Secretary George Eustice asking for an urgent meeting to discuss schemes already on the table to protect Tenbury.

The MP has worked to develop schemes and will now be pressing the Department for the Environment to allocate funds from the £4 billion of extra money to back the two schemes still left unbuilt in West Worcestershire.

“Flooding will always be a threat as many of us live close to three major rivers – the Teme, the Severn and the Avon and we have seen major investment in flood defences,” said the MP.

“Schemes are well underway for both Tenbury and Severn Stoke and I’ve urged the Environment Secretary to meet with me to discuss how we can support them.

“I’ve already raised both schemes with Ministers, but I’ll be pressing on with this important request while the eyes of the nation are once again on Worcestershire floods.”

Tenbury is the only town in Mrs Baldwin’s West Worcestershire constituency not to have a scheme.