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Workmen thanked over flood scheme

Flooding in 2006
Albrighton was cut off by floods in 2006

A party has been thrown for workmen involved in an £8m scheme of improvements after severe flooding in a Shropshire village.

Albrighton was cut off and dozens of homes were flooded in July 2006.

The upgrade to sewers and drainage has taken more than a year and has been focussed on the main shopping areas.

Parish councillors organised a party for Barhale Construction workers at St Mary's Church in the village on Wednesday evening.

Councillor Paul Lusk, from Albrighton Parish Council, said the party was the community's way of saying thank you.

One villager, Ron Murdoch, said: "We were quite worried when we heard about it, because we knew there was going to be a lot of disruption.

"But the way it's been handled, planned, organised, carried out, it's been really very, very good."

John Harris, from Barhale Construction, said workers were absolutely delighted about the party.

Councillor Don Hickman, from Donington with Boscobel Parish Council, said the area "couldn't have had a better team" doing the work.

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