Ian Lavery welcomes a secure future for Northumberland Beauty Spot.

Humford Dam is much loved by local residents 

Ian Lavery, member of Parliament for Wansbeck has today welcomed the news that the future of Bedlington’s Humford Dam looks like it is becoming increasingly secure. Mr. Lavery this week spoke out after hearing the news that three new options were on the table.

‘Having raised concerns with the Northumberland Rivers Trust and the Environment Agency on behalf of local people, I have been keeping a close eye on the developments at the Humford Dam. I am pleased to hear the news that it is looking less and less likely that it will be removed.’

‘I would like to thank both organisations for listening to the issues I raised on behalf of residents of Bedlington, many of whom contacted me with major concerns about the future of a much treasured beauty spot.‘

‘We are blessed to have such beautiful scenery across the Wansbeck Constituency and Northumberland. I would like to see more people actively encouraged to visit the Humford Dam and enjoy the local environment. If more can be done to get people to look at the beauty on our doorstep, hopefully more can be done to protect these important spaces for future generations.’