6th Dec, 2016

MP's visit brings flood of ideas

Aaron Wise 20th Feb, 2016 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

ECKINGTON’S MP Harriett Baldwin has pledged to lobby for a new bridge in the village to ease flooding.

The West Worcestershire MP recently visited Eckington CE First School to lead a debate on flooding issues with pupils and after a class vote in favour of a new bridge, Mrs Baldwin has said she will write to Worcestershire County Council to look into the matter.

The visit was to help the children learn more about democracy and Mrs Baldwin spoke to 45 Key Stage 2 pupils about her role as an MP.

“One of the best parts of my job is visiting our local schools and meeting with the pupils,” Mrs Baldwin said.

“I was delighted to be asked to Eckington to see how new headteacher Sarah Breakwell is getting on.

“During our session, pupils raised the problems caused by the recent floods and they asked for a new bridge to supplement the beautiful medieval one currently servicing the village.

“We held a debate and took a vote and I agreed to write to the council and will report back to the school once I’ve had a response.

“The pupils were very engaged and I hope they have a little better understanding of politics after my visit,” she added.

Ms Breakwell said: “The children, staff and I were very grateful to Harriett for supporting our learning about democracy.

“It’s essential preparation for the pupils in order to become part of a democratic society as adults, so debating and voting on issues important to them is key.”