Leeds ,
20
January
2016
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15:35
Europe/London

Comment on Leeds flooding meeting with Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss

Leader of Leeds City Council Councillor Judith Blake said:

“In our meeting today the Environment Secretary committed the government to giving Leeds the ‘right level of protection’ on flood defences. While this is to be welcomed, there was no commitment to any additional funding to provide it which is very disappointing. The government’s words now need to be translated into firm action, and as a council we remain fully committed to ensuring comprehensive flood defences are in place in Leeds along the length of the River Aire as well as the River Wharfe and River Calder catchments as quickly as we can to avoid a repeat of the devastation over Christmas.”

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