Flooding, a new reservoir and sewage discharge in Abingdon were some of the issues raised in a discussion with the CEO of Thames Water.

Layla Moran, Lib Dem MP for Oxford West and Abingdon, met with Thames Water CEO, Sarah Bentley, on Friday to discuss the issues facing her constituents.

The MP raised a number of the issues which are of serious concern to residents in Abingdon.

The meeting comes after the MP secured a Westminster Hall debate on bathing water status for the River Thames on Port Meadow in Oxford, which Thames Water have been supporting. Ms Moran also raised the recent £4m fine which was issued to Thames Water for discharging sewage into two streams in Oxford in 2016.

Read also: River users furious at Wantage and Henley MPs vote against amendments to eco bill

Ms Moran said: "The issues facing my constituents needed taking right to the top, so I am glad that I was able to meet with Thames Water’s CEO to raise them. Flooding issues and the Abingdon Reservoir are concerns for many local residents, so I have made it a priority to get answers from Thames Water about both.

"My constituents need to know that local waterways are safe and clean. Thames Water’s support of the bathing water status application for Port Meadow is greatly appreciated, but we also need to see them take immediate action to ensure that raw sewage discharges, like the ones they were recently fined for, will not happen again."

Keep up to date with all the latest news on our website, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

For news updates straight to your inbox, sign up to our newsletter here.

Have you got a story for us? Contact our newsdesk on news@nqo.com or 01865 425 445.