Flood defences in Worcestershire were officially opened today by West Worcestershire MP Harriett Baldwin.
The opening of the waterfront section of the Upton flood defences marks the completion of the second of two schemes which have cost £4 million to protect the town from flooding.
According to the council, the newly built wall has already protected the town from the rainfall in recent months, with June being the wettest on record.
– HARRIETT BALDWIN, WEST WORCESTERSHIRE MP
"David Cameron visited following the floods of 2007 and promised to support permanent flood defences. The Environment Agency team has worked tirelessly on this scheme and we can all see what a tremendous job they have done."
The town has flooded 70 times in the last 40 years and has had the reputation of being the most flooded town in Britain.
It's hoped the new defences will help make Upton-upon-Severn a better destination for tourism, as well as helping to protect the businesses and homes in the area.