Harlow MP continues to offer support to flood victims
General / Thu 29th Jul 2021 at 10:10am
HARLOW’S MP, Robert Halfon, has continued his offer of support to residents who have been impacted by the devastating flooding over the weekend.
Mr Halfon has been in contact with a number of residents across the town who have been affected. He had been in extensive contact with Harlow Council who have been working hard to support residents.
The Council issued a statement yesterday setting out what steps they have taken and signposting residents to further support. The statement can be read here.
Furthermore, Mr Halfon has also written to the Minister for Flood Prevention and to the CEO of Thames Water asking for further immediate financial and practical support. His letters stated that “it has been extremely upsetting to see the video footage and photographs of water pouring into residents homes as a result of the terrible flooding and lack of maintenance of the drainage system” as he demanded that Thames Water carry out the proper maintenance without delay.
Commenting, Mr Halfon said: “It has been devastating to see the terrible impact this flooding has had on residents and families in our town. I have been in contact with many of those residents who have explained just how damaging this has been.
“I have been in extensive contact with Harlow Council who have been working very hard to support residents and have now written to both the Government and Thames Water to ask for immediate support.
“I would again strongly encourage any resident that has been affected to contact me directly and I will do everything I can to help.”
Also Mr Halfon is opposing destruction of the Lea floodplain by the Harlow-Gilston project, well done to him. Encouraging his government to enact climate damage mitigating measures would also be a great step forward, instead of all the talk.