Bewdley Flood Risk Management Scheme August Newsletter and Traffic Update

Please find attached the latest newsletter from the Environment Agency for the Beales Corner, Bewdley Flood Risk Management Scheme.

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Beales Corner Bewdley Flood Risk Management Scheme Newsletter August 2023

Update re Beales Corner, Bewdley – Severn Trent Road Works 26 June 2023

Message from EA – The work is being carried out to assist the Beales Corner, Bewdley Flood Risk Management Scheme, but it is being carried out by Severn Trent.

We have received a number of queries relating to the works, by people seeking clarity on the details. We have contacted Severn Trent for more information and we have obtained the following details:

  • Road closure begins on Monday 26 June 2023
  • The work is expected to take 3 weeks
  • The work is being carried out on Stourport road only
  • There are road traffic signs on the bridge, but the works will not affect the bridge
  • The river side footpath will be closed due to the close proximity of the excavation
  • The northern footpath will remain open at all times
  • There will be people on site to assist pedestrians and answer questions


We have also attached a plan showing details of the road closure and diversion.


As we are not conducting the work ourselves, we do not have any further information at this time. If you wish to discuss the works further you can contact Richard Bradley on


We are having a public drop-in event about the Beales Corner, Bewdley Flood Risk Management Scheme at St Georges Hall, Bewdley, from 12pm – 7pm on Tuesday, 27 June. Representatives from Severn Trent will also be in attendance at the event to answer any questions you may have. We would love for you to join us at the drop-in and learn more about the scheme.

Thank you.



Beales Corner Drop-in event Flyer

C1645 Bewdley Road closure & diversion

Traffic Signs Around Beales Corner, Bewdley – 26th June – 15th July 2023

Message from EA – You will have noticed the traffic signs on the roads around Beales Corner in recent days. This will involve excavation of the road in order to divert Severn Trent services. These works are being undertaken on behalf of Severn Trent and are part of the preparation for the Environment Agency’s Beales Corner, Bewdley Flood Risk Management Scheme which is due to start in the coming months. The works take place from 26 June to 15 July.

 If you have any questions regarding these works, please contact us at

 Alternatively, there is a public drop in event at St George’s Hall on 27 June between 12 – 7pm where members of the project team will be happy to answer any questions you may have about the scheme.

Latest Flood Summary Sheet for West Midlands Area

Environment Agency – Barrier Deployment Plan at Bewdley

Severn Side phase 1/north deployment is now going to proceed from 9am this morning (14/03/23). Environment Agency field operatives will be mobilising the car park as a car pound earlier in the morning.

The plan for Severn Side phase 2/south and Beales Corner remains; worst case scenario is deployment of these defences Wednesday morning (15/03/23) however this is subject to forecast updates through tomorrow.

Message from the Environment Agency

You will have seen that last week we started a further phase of works critical to the main construction of the scheme, which is due to start in summer 2023. This phase of work includes utility diversions as well as tree and shrub clearance works.

 Thanks to a great collaboration by BT Openreach and National Grid, the utility diversion works on Kidderminster Road has been completed early. This will enable the removal of traffic lights on Kidderminster road from Friday 24 February 2023 which will ease traffic on that section of road.  We would like to thank residents and businesses for bearing with us whilst we got this work done.

 The Stourport Road will remain closed until 3 March 2023 as per the original road closure notice to allow Severn Trent Water to undertake a series of trial holes. This is to allow Severn Tent Water to validate their proposed design for the required Severn Trent Water utility diversion – this utility diversion is likely to be undertaken in early summer 2023.

We will provide more details about these works in due course.