Much Wenlock & District has a Community Flood Information, Prevention and Action Plan which can be viewed here:

The following document may help you prepare for flooding:


Hunters Gate Flooding

At the full Council meeting held on 4th June 2020 the Mayor reported that £128,000 had previously been allocated by the English Severn & Wye Regional Flood Coastal Committee to provide property flood resilience to 23 properties in Hunters Gate from a funding pot known as Flood Defence Grant in Aid.  However, due to resource and staffing issues it had not been possible to deliver the scheme in 2019/20 and the funding had been deferred into the next six-year programme, which would run from 2021/22 onwards.  Of that funding, £20,000 had been retained by Shropshire Council and the Environment Agency to help develop the project further as both Shropshire Council and the Environment Agency had concerns regarding the effectiveness of the current property flood resilience proposals at Hunters Gate. 

Town Councillors expressed concerns about the link between housing development and resolution of the flooding problems, as well as the role of Shropshire Council.

The frustration of the residents of Hunters Gate was acknowledged and Councillors assured the residents that they had not been forgotten.  The Town Council continued to lobby for flooding attenuation and considered flooding matters at every meeting of the Planning & Environment Committee.  However, the design and delivery of an appropriate flood alleviation scheme was in the hands of other organisations and the Town Council could not solve the problems of flooding at Hunters Gate.

Councillors resolved to continue to push for flood alleviation for Hunters Gate and the rest of the town.



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