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FLOODS: Prime Minister David Cameron visits Datchet and Wraysbury

FLOODS: Prime Minister David Cameron visits Datchet and Wraysbury

FLOODS: Prime Minister David Cameron visits Datchet and Wraysbury

David Cameron has visited Datchet and Wraysbury this morning following the recent flooding.

The Prime Minister met with volunteers and members of the Armed Forces.

He took part in an hour-and-a-half long morning meeting at Wraysbury Primary School in Welley Road, that had served for a week as an emergency centre.

Deputy Mayoress of Windsor and Maidenhead, Margaret Lenton, was present, as well as her husband Deputy Mayor Cllr John Lenton - who is Horton and Wraysbury's Royal Borough councillor. They both live in Welley Road.

Mrs Lenton said the meeting had a 'careful' guest list that included village councillor and farmer Colin Rayner, flood warden Dave Francis, and flood co-ordinator Su Burrows.

Mrs Lenton said: "Mr Cameron listened carefully to what we had to say. Points were raised about dredging the river and the proposed new Thames Project designed to protect villages like ours down river.

"The issue of electric boxes in the village was raised. They need to be above flood level and at the moment they are not.

"He clearly wanted to hear from people on the ground what the issues were. He did not make any wild promises but then we did not expect him to."

Before the meeting Mr Cameron visited the community hub in nearby Datchet, spending 20 minutes chatting to volunteers and servicemen. Among them was former parish councillor Adrian Needham.

He was a Group Captain in the Air Force and said: "Mr Cameron's visit was just what the doctor ordered for the people on the ground doing the work. "It was less of a flying visit than I had expected, he seemed to listen to what was said."


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