£80 million investment in flood defences secured

The government this week announced it was to splash the cash to provide vital flood defence work across the region - including the Isle.

By Stephanie Bateman [email protected] @EpworthB
Tuesday, 2nd December 2014, 10:22 am
At Keadby riverbank are MP Andrew Percy with Councillor Ron Allcock.
At Keadby riverbank are MP Andrew Percy with Councillor Ron Allcock.

Isle MP Andrew Percy ia among a number who have fought hard to secure extra investment in local flood defences and has led delegations to meet with the Prime Minister and the Chancellor to push the case.

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The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, has today given the go ahead for £80 million of investment in 18 major flood defence schemes in the Humber region - including at Keadby and Owston Ferry.

These schemes will improve flood protection for 50,000 households.

See this Thursday’s Epworth Bells for full story.