MP defiant despite flooding cash blow

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Fylde’s MP says he wants to see more done to prevent flooding in his constituency.

Mark Menzies’ call comes after a meeting with the Floods Minister Dan Rogerson to discuss the problem after the Environment Agency failed to secure funding for a two year project in Lytham to clear waterways in the east of the town.

Last week, he also visited the bridge at Preston Road, Lytham, to view the recent work to replace the old wooden pen stocks with modern metal barriers.

Mr Menzies said: “I understand the work has had some impact and the water levels affecting properties in the area has dropped. It’s a good start but I would like to see more done to build on these positive results and was disappointed when the Environment Agency was unsuccessful in its bid for funding.

“However, I have now spoken to the Minister about the issues in Fylde and he has gone away to have another look at them to see if there is anything the Government can do.

“I emphasised the importance of the countryside to him and reiterated that these are not just fields which are flooding but people’s homes and businesses, their livelihoods.

“This issue is one which I have been continually working on since being elected to Parliament and I do not intend to stop now.”