The gates of the waterfront section of the Upton flood defence were closed today for the first time, after the completion of a £4 million project to protect the town from flooding.
The flood defences in Worcestershire were officially opened on Friday by West Worcestershire MP Harriett Baldwin.
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.
The town has flooded 70 times in the last 40 years and has had the reputation of being the most flooded town in Britain.
A new agreement yet to be reached over cover to flood-risk homes, could leave homeowners without flood insurance the LGA has warned.
A flood defence wall, which cost £4 million, has already been used in Worcestershire, just days after its official opening.
Firefighters have had to rescue people from their homes and roads having been cut off after flash flooding hit parts of the Midlands.