Porthleven to receive £40k to address flooding along Methleigh Bottoms

I have received some very good news today as DEFRA (administered by the Environment Agency) has previously awarded the Council £7.547m  to help repair the storm damage from last winter.  This money will be combined the Council’s own matched funding of £1.910m. This is goods news for Porthleven – which was badly affected by the storms – will receive some of this money. In total 67 sites will receive some storm damage funding.

Porthleven will receive £40k from this money to help address the flooding problems along Methleigh Bottoms. For the residents along this road there has been a worry every time there is bad weather will this area flood, and during the storms they were flooded, as they had been in previous years.

I am very pleased the Government has listen to the concerns I raised, along with residents and the Council and has awarded this money to address the problems along Methleigh Bottom. I would also like to praise my colleague Edwina Hannaford as the Portfolio Holder and the officers which pressured the Government for this money.

The good news is work should start on reducing if not completely stopping the flooding in this area very soon. I am just waiting for a schedule of works that will be undertaken. Once I have more details I will let people know

The Moors Flood1

Flooding on the Moors caused by the river along Methleigh Bottoms (2012)

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A common site during the bad weather with the road along Methleigh Bottoms closed due to the flooding

The Moors Flood2

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