Worcester MP praises city's flood recovery effort in the Commons

Worcester News: House of Commons: debate on flooding House of Commons: debate on flooding

WORCESTER'S MP has praised the city's flood recovery efforts in parliament - saying everyone should be "proud" of the progress so far.

Robin Walker told the commons he was immensely grateful for the efforts made to help the Faithful City get back to business.

He said: "Worcestershire County Council put huge effort into keeping the city open for business and I am very proud of all the shops, restaurants and small businesses that have stayed open through all of this and they deserve the full support of local people.

"Keeping the city open for business was a key priority throughout, and I acclaim the work of the Business Improvement District in Worcester, which ran a successful open for business campaign.

"Worcester is still very much open for business and I want to stress the importance of that."

"I welcome the fact that the Government has given business rate rebates to many of the businesses affected by the floods.

"There is also an extra £10 million for businesses that were not flooded but that were otherwise affected.

"I am concerned that a lot of businesses will have been affected in that way, and I hope that that amount can be increased in the future."

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8:15pm Thu 27 Feb 14

BrownSauce says...

And what help is being given to private individuals?
And what help is being given to private individuals? BrownSauce

11:28pm Thu 27 Feb 14

Lottiejw says...

And well done to Worcester City Council and Worcestershire Regulatory Services for all their hard work to support businesses and residents affected by the floods and keeping the city open for business. City council workers are also doing a great job getting everything cleaned up now the floods have gone
And well done to Worcester City Council and Worcestershire Regulatory Services for all their hard work to support businesses and residents affected by the floods and keeping the city open for business. City council workers are also doing a great job getting everything cleaned up now the floods have gone Lottiejw

12:00am Fri 28 Feb 14

PrivateSi says...

Yeah yeah but we all know you screwed up and sent the problems down stream and laterally, big time...... SURFACE AREA TO VOLUME RATIO - that's all I'm gunna say to you, Water Managers....
Yeah yeah but we all know you screwed up and sent the problems down stream and laterally, big time...... SURFACE AREA TO VOLUME RATIO - that's all I'm gunna say to you, Water Managers.... PrivateSi

12:57am Fri 28 Feb 14

i-cycle says...

Lottiejw wrote:
And well done to Worcester City Council and Worcestershire Regulatory Services for all their hard work to support businesses and residents affected by the floods and keeping the city open for business. City council workers are also doing a great job getting everything cleaned up now the floods have gone
I think we can all agree that all the City and County Councils and many others pulled together to do what they could to get Worcester up and running again.

What I find deplorable is that the local MP excluded any mention or acknowledgement in his statement to "The House' about the role of the City Council and its workforce.

I'm not making any party political statement here, but I do question Robin Walker's judgement in not thanking the City Council's workforce when he's there local MP.

I can only assume his comments are directly and politically motivated and do no service in giving faith to his local electorate that he has and will continue to represent all of their interests no matter what their political persuasion.

It is statements like this that reflect badly on those who represent us.

Perhaps Robin, 'the boy wonder' would like to either apologise and thank the City Council and its workforce for extra work they did both during and after the floods?
[quote][p][bold]Lottiejw[/bold] wrote: And well done to Worcester City Council and Worcestershire Regulatory Services for all their hard work to support businesses and residents affected by the floods and keeping the city open for business. City council workers are also doing a great job getting everything cleaned up now the floods have gone[/p][/quote]I think we can all agree that all the City and County Councils and many others pulled together to do what they could to get Worcester up and running again. What I find deplorable is that the local MP excluded any mention or acknowledgement in his statement to "The House' about the role of the City Council and its workforce. I'm not making any party political statement here, but I do question Robin Walker's judgement in not thanking the City Council's workforce when he's there local MP. I can only assume his comments are directly and politically motivated and do no service in giving faith to his local electorate that he has and will continue to represent all of their interests no matter what their political persuasion. It is statements like this that reflect badly on those who represent us. Perhaps Robin, 'the boy wonder' would like to either apologise and thank the City Council and its workforce for extra work they did both during and after the floods? i-cycle

7:09am Fri 28 Feb 14

green49 says...

PrivateSi says...

Yeah yeah but we all know you screwed up and sent the problems down stream and laterally, big time...... SURFACE AREA TO VOLUME RATIO - that's all I'm gunna say to you,

Agree with you, although the defences protected the local buisness and householders it was ment for , it just pushed the water to areas that never flooded before ,
As for the boy wonder MP yet another jump on the bandwagon statement, that means nothing as the ones who did the work didnt get the credit.
PrivateSi says... Yeah yeah but we all know you screwed up and sent the problems down stream and laterally, big time...... SURFACE AREA TO VOLUME RATIO - that's all I'm gunna say to you, Agree with you, although the defences protected the local buisness and householders it was ment for , it just pushed the water to areas that never flooded before , As for the boy wonder MP yet another jump on the bandwagon statement, that means nothing as the ones who did the work didnt get the credit. green49

7:12am Fri 28 Feb 14

Lottiejw says...

i-cycle wrote:
Lottiejw wrote:
And well done to Worcester City Council and Worcestershire Regulatory Services for all their hard work to support businesses and residents affected by the floods and keeping the city open for business. City council workers are also doing a great job getting everything cleaned up now the floods have gone
I think we can all agree that all the City and County Councils and many others pulled together to do what they could to get Worcester up and running again.

What I find deplorable is that the local MP excluded any mention or acknowledgement in his statement to "The House' about the role of the City Council and its workforce.

I'm not making any party political statement here, but I do question Robin Walker's judgement in not thanking the City Council's workforce when he's there local MP.

I can only assume his comments are directly and politically motivated and do no service in giving faith to his local electorate that he has and will continue to represent all of their interests no matter what their political persuasion.

It is statements like this that reflect badly on those who represent us.

Perhaps Robin, 'the boy wonder' would like to either apologise and thank the City Council and its workforce for extra work they did both during and after the floods?
Absolutely agree! Couldn't have put it better myself
[quote][p][bold]i-cycle[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lottiejw[/bold] wrote: And well done to Worcester City Council and Worcestershire Regulatory Services for all their hard work to support businesses and residents affected by the floods and keeping the city open for business. City council workers are also doing a great job getting everything cleaned up now the floods have gone[/p][/quote]I think we can all agree that all the City and County Councils and many others pulled together to do what they could to get Worcester up and running again. What I find deplorable is that the local MP excluded any mention or acknowledgement in his statement to "The House' about the role of the City Council and its workforce. I'm not making any party political statement here, but I do question Robin Walker's judgement in not thanking the City Council's workforce when he's there local MP. I can only assume his comments are directly and politically motivated and do no service in giving faith to his local electorate that he has and will continue to represent all of their interests no matter what their political persuasion. It is statements like this that reflect badly on those who represent us. Perhaps Robin, 'the boy wonder' would like to either apologise and thank the City Council and its workforce for extra work they did both during and after the floods?[/p][/quote]Absolutely agree! Couldn't have put it better myself Lottiejw

9:50pm Fri 28 Feb 14

PrivateSi says...

THE GOD THAT FAILED
THE GOD THAT FAILED PrivateSi

10:35pm Fri 28 Feb 14

PrivateSi says...

THE WORKFORCE IS WASTED... THE POLTICTS ARE SH!TE and the attitude is FOREIGN COUNTIRES HELP ME... I AM NOT LIKE THISD.
THE WORKFORCE IS WASTED... THE POLTICTS ARE SH!TE and the attitude is FOREIGN COUNTIRES HELP ME... I AM NOT LIKE THISD. PrivateSi

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