Floods Minister visits Ulverston to view flood alleviation scheme

Therese Coffey, the Government Floods Minister, visited Ulverston yesterday to get an update on the flood improvement work undertaken across Barrow and Furness. 

We met by the Gill where £2.6m was spent as part of the Flood Alleviation Scheme to protect over 300 properties and businesses from further flooding.

Having a receptive Government is essential when dealing with flooding - they need to move quickly in times of need and lay the groundwork through the rest of the year to protect people, properties and businesses when the water comes.

We are very luck to have a Minister of Therese's calibre in this essential job, and I'm very grateful for her support.