Message from the Leader of the Council

Latest update from the Leader of the Council, Cllr Elise Wilson, regarding Toddbrook Reservoir.

You may have seen from the news that the situation at Toddbrook Reservoir is now more stable and, as a result, GMP and other agencies will be scaling back their on the ground support in Stockport. However, I can assure you that this decision is being continually monitored and as ever, the main priority is to ensure the safety of residents.

This means that there is no longer any immediate risk of any significant impact to Stockport residents and businesses. This has only been achieved by the hard work which has taken place around the clock to bring the situation at the Toddbrook reservoir in Derbyshire under control and I would like to express on behalf of Stockport a huge thank you to all our emergency services, the army, council officers, volunteers and all agencies who have ensured the safety of the people of Stockport. We are also grateful for the response and support we have received from our communities and councillors in Stockport which has been outstanding.

It’s been heartening to hear how people have worked together to help those in greatest need during this difficult time. This has been a real team effort and there has been lots of work going on both on the ground and behind the scenes to ensure people’s safety. There is still much to do and agencies are working together to assess the damage to the Dam and the repairs that will need to be carried out.

The Council and partners will continue to work together to mitigate any future risks and have plans in place for communities that could be impacted should the situation change. I realise that what we have experienced over the past week has been extremely distressing and unprecedented and I would like to thank residents and businesses for their patience while we get the borough moving again.