Herefordshire Council Councillors unanimously agreed to push government for action to be taken on flooding and the phosphate levels that it claims are ravaging Herefordshire’s economy, ecology and communities.

Councillors voted to approve the motion put forward by Councillor Toni Fagan (Green), seconded by Councillor Elissa Swinglehurst (Conservative) to request that the executive of Herefordshire Council to write to MPs and government ministers requesting urgent intervention and immediate resourcing for statutory agencies to address the issues of flooding and phosphate overload which is ravaging Herefordshire’s economy, ecology and communities.

Cllr Toni Fagan (Green) said:

“Urgent action required on phosphate overload which is poisoning River Wye and devastating new home builds in North Herefordshire.

“Councillors agree desperate intervention needed by cross border MPs and statutory agencies before we lose our home-grown businesses; destroy tourism. Role of excessive intensive poultry units raised as a threat to Herefordshire economy, community and environment.”

You can view yesterday’s Herefordshire Council meeting by visiting – Council – Friday 5 March 2021 10.00 am – YouTube