Council debates the state of the Wye

11th March 2021

Herefordshire councillors are in agreement that action is needed to protect the River Wye from environmental damage.

At the Herefordshire Council meeting on Friday, 5 March 2021, councillors were in complete agreement on the need for action to protect the River Wye, citing flooding, pollution and the halt to new building as major threats to the well-being of Herefordshire residents.

The council will write asking local MPs and government ministers for:

‘urgent intervention and immediate resourcing for our statutory agencies to address the issues of flooding and phosphate overload which is ravaging Herefordshire’s economy, ecology and communities.’

River Wye at Huntsham Bridge
River Wye at Huntsham Bridge Des Blenkinsopp