Flooding recovery in Horley

On Friday I was in Horley to assess for myself the progress being made to repair the damage wrought by the recent floods, and discuss the ongoing concerns of residents as they continue to deal with the consequences. I visited a number of areas hit badly by the flooding, including Riverside, Meadowcroft Close, Haroldslea Drive, Balcombe Road, Balcombe Gardens, Avenue Gardens, Warltersville Way and The Coronel. It is clear that dealing with the impact of these floods will continue to take time. However I was encouraged to see that ? whether it is the clearing of pavements and ditches, the installation of temporary pumps or the ongoing assessment of river bank defences ? significant action is being taken by Reigate & Banstead Borough Council, Surrey County Council, and the different agencies involved in the relief effort. I will of course continue to maintain regular contact with these bodies over the coming weeks. Finally, I would like to thank Councillor Allen Kay and all those who are working tirelessly on behalf of local residents, in what remains a difficult time for our community. Further information on the support available for residents and businesses in Horley is available on the Reigate & Banstead Borough Council website at: https://www.reigate-banstead.gov.uk/environment/severe_weather_and_drainage/floodingsupport/index.asp