Two and a half years on from the Boxing Day floods, the Government has finally committed the funding needed for flood defences in Bury.
Bury Council and the Environment Agency developed plans for an ambitious £40 million flood defence scheme to protect houses in Radcliffe and Redvales. The Government’s £7 million contribution means the total funding has now been secured.
Bury Council and local MPs have lobbied the Government hard for the last two years to secure the funding. James Frith led a delegation of MPs and council representatives to meet with the Flooding Minister, asked questions in Parliament and brought Labour’s Shadow Environment Secretary to Bury to meet with Redvales residents to discuss their concerns.