Government funding for urgent flood prevention work and long-term flood prevention schemes

It is vital that Calderdale Council, the Environment Agency and our local MP lobby the government and exert pressure on ministers now in the immediate aftermath of these devastating floods in order to secure the necessary funding for urgent flood prevention work over the coming months. They also need to obtain a cast-iron guarantee of adequate funding for longer term flood prevention schemes and maintenance programmes. Unless there is a guarantee of funding, the whole exercise of collating information and drawing up flood prevention schemes is pointless. The people of the Calder Valley need reassurance that they won't ever have to endure flooding of this kind again. If devastation of this kind had been experienced in London or anywhere in the south-east of England, funding would be forthcoming tomorrow.
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