David Cameron, MP for Witney, visited Honeydale Farm to be shown the natural flood defences and how such schemes on farms can help prevent flood events downstream.
Mr Cameron met the owners of Honeydale Farm, Ian and Celene Wilkinson, before touring the farm while listening to short talks by Dave Gasca, Hydrologist from the Evenlode Catchment Partnership, Hilary Phillips of Wild Oxfordshire and Sharon Williams of the Wychwood Project, which helped plant the trees surrounding the newly formed water catchment pond.
He said: “Flooding has such devastating effects and has been a big challenge in West Oxfordshire. I was pleased to accept the invitation from my constituents to see the natural flood management works undertaken at Honeydale Farm and how they are working.”
Photo credit: Pete J Austin.