Money better spent on river dredging than flood-proofing homes - claim

Money better spent on river dredging than flood-proofing homes - claim
 

Grant money being doled out to encourage householders to flood-proof their homes would be better spent on river dredging.
That’s the view of John Kelsall, of Carlisle Flood Action Group, who says the headline-grabbing £5,000 grant to fund flood-prevention measures is not appropriate for the major floods that have hit the city.
“Maintenance of our local rivers has got to be cheaper than every five years mopping up after the kind of deluges that have hit this part of the county,” said Mr Kelsall.
Basic protection against rising waters in areas like Warwick Road, in Carlisle, would have been... read more

 
12 October 2016 in Regional North West , Views: 22
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