MP Tim Farron makes the case for flood defence in South Lakeland

The Westmorland Gazette: Tim Farron with Liberal Democrat floods minister Dan Rogerson Tim Farron with Liberal Democrat floods minister Dan Rogerson

WESTMORLAND MP Tim Farron has called for more local flood defence schemes in South Lakeland.

The MP wants more cash for schemes in Kendal and Arnside to help protect residents.

He has met floods minister and fellow Lib Dem, Dan Rogerson MP, to press the case. Mr Farron raised concerns in the House of Commons which led to the meeting.

Last month, Mr Farron said he was able to secure more than £2m for flood prevention projects around the county. It will be used for flood defences in the Workington, Ulverston and Threlkeld areas.

There will also be restoration work on the rivers Kent, Derwent and Eden.

At the meeting, the minister said he would look at specific schemes and raise them with officials, said Mr Farron.

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