MP confident Bournemouth will get share of £130m emergency flood repairs cash

MP confident Bournemouth will get share of £130m emergency flood repairs cash

MP confident Bournemouth will get share of £130m emergency flood repairs cash

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A BOURNEMOUTH MP believes the town will be successful in accessing extra funds made available for flood-hit communities.

Tobias Ellwood was responding to an announcement yesterday by Eric Pickles, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, that the government would provide an additional £130million for emergency repairs and maintenance over this year and the next.

He also announced plans to enhance the Bellwin scheme, which helps councils meet exceptional costs associated with protecting lives and properties.

Mr Ellwood told Mr Pickles: “Parts of my constituency (Iford Park) flooded twice over Christmas.

“Bournemouth council and local agencies met affected residents on Monday and the big question was how Bournemouth applied for part of the £130million emergency funding.

Mr Pickles replied: “I am looking at the schemes here and it appears that my hon Friend has been successful.”

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9:43am Fri 7 Feb 14

wonderway says...

ask Bournemouth council how much they have had over the years from central government for flood protection this money is not ring fenced so they can spend it anywhere they want to so this type of funding could have been used to buy flowers for the mayors wife for all we know

bournemouth council should show how much money they have recieved for flood protection over last 10 years and where it has been spent on what projects
ask Bournemouth council how much they have had over the years from central government for flood protection this money is not ring fenced so they can spend it anywhere they want to so this type of funding could have been used to buy flowers for the mayors wife for all we know bournemouth council should show how much money they have recieved for flood protection over last 10 years and where it has been spent on what projects wonderway
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9:09pm Sun 9 Feb 14

Jamie225 says...

Inside the Environment Agency have been exposing the failings of the Environment Agency for going on a year now http://www.insidethe
environmentagency.co
.uk - others have been exposing these failings for much longer.
Inside the Environment Agency have been exposing the failings of the Environment Agency for going on a year now http://www.insidethe environmentagency.co .uk - others have been exposing these failings for much longer. Jamie225
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