Ash Vale flooding

Many residents on the Avondale estate in Ash Vale have suffered from repeated flooding, and in May 2019 Michael wrote to SSE in wholehearted support of the application submitted by the 6th Avondale Residents Association for a resilience grant.

Such a grant will enable the installation of a flood-defence wall, and Michael has asked SSE to look favourably upon the Association’s application.

In October 2019, Michael chaired a meeting between local residents and representatives from Network Rail, the Environment Agency and Surrey County Council concerning the future maintenance of the ditches alongside the railway line next to the estate.

In February 2020, Michael wrote to Network Rail to ask for an update following the meeting last October, and is awaiting a response.