RESIDENTS vented their frustrations about flooding during a meeting chaired by Barrow and Furness MP John Woodcock.

The gathering at Ulverston's Coronation Hall brought together key figures from the Environment Agency, Cumbria Fire and Rescue, Cumbria County Council, South Lakeland District Council and Cumbria Rail Partnership.

"We are used to flooding in Cumbria and thankfully Furness was spared the worst of the recent flash floods," said the MP, "but it was worrying that even limited flooding can have a serious impact on our transport network.

"I wanted to get the agencies involved together to assess our flood resilience and to enable the public to ask questions about their priorities."

Describing the meeting as "productive", Mr Woodcock said: "People are obviously frustrated that we continue to suffer every time these floods hit and there is clearly more to be done in terms of improving flood resilience and transport infrastructure, which ultimately needs resources from central government."

The MP said the meeting ended with a commitment to improve the situation and reassure the people of Furness that their homes, businesses and transport network would be safe from future floods.