Barrow MP to host flooding meeting
Last updated at 14:10, Friday, 14 December 2012
FURNESS MP John Woodcock is today (Friday) hosting a special meeting to assess local flooding problems and co-ordinate action to give people better protection.
Those attending include representatives from local councils, parish councils, the Environment Agency, United Utilities, Cumbria Highways and Cumbria Police.
Mr Woodcock said: "Currently many parts of Furness are a single heavy rainfall away from disaster; while money is tight, we need a clearer understanding if what exactly it would take to reduce the risk of flooding.
"Residents who have been blighted by flooding understand no-one can control the weather, but there can be so much confusion over where try should turn in the event of disaster.
"Agencies have a responsibility to come together to give flood-risk areas clearer guidance and I hope this meeting can prompt movement on that."
The meeting at Ulverston town hall gets underway at 4pm.
First published at 14:09, Friday, 14 December 2012
Published by http://www.nwemail.co.uk
Have your say
For once Mr Woodcock is proving his worth. Lets hope he can get some actionable answers fro all those departments of government and United Utilities.If only he did more of this (bashing departmental heads together) instead of bashing the 'other lot'...