Amber hosts another multi-agency meeting on Winchelsea Beach flooding

LOCAL RESIDENTS should not have to incur disruption or traffic due to works by Southern Water, Amber Rudd has today said.

The Hastings and Rye MP hosted a summit with Southern Water to press for progress to make help residents feel safer from the risk of flooding.

Amber Rudd, MP for Hastings and Rye, said:

“Despite having hosted several public meetings and multi-agency meetings over the past five years to overcome the need for tankers, and despite £250,000 investment by Southern Water to this end, it is nonetheless most frustrating for the residents of Winchelsea Beach to have to keep enduring this regular disruption to their quality of life. 

“I am determined to regularly press all concerned for clear and demonstrable progress in reducing the incidence of tankering, and to strengthen enforcement where necessary.”

At a meeting, Amber pressed Southern Water to put in place longer term plans for Winchelsea Beach to avoid the continuing and regular need to tanker surface water, thereby enabling residents to be free from the noise and the inconvenience of traffic lights whenever the tanker is present.

Amber hosted Cllr Keith Glazier, Leader of East Sussex County Council; Ian McAulay, Chief Executive Officer of Southern Water; Joel Hufford, Stakeholder Engagement Manager, Southern Water; Kaylass Ramlagan, Wastewater Infrastructure Plan Manager (Sussex), Southern Water; Cigolene Nguyen, Head of Wastewater Planning and Resilience, Southern Water; and Richard Parker-Harding, Head of Environmental Health, Rother District Council.




Notes to Editors:

Amber is pictured with from left to right:  Cigolene Nguyen, Richard Parker-Harding, Kaylass Ramlagan, Amber Rudd MP, Cllr Keith Glazier and Mr Ian McAulay.