Flood help 'not enough'

MINISTERS have been criticised for not giving Sheffield enough help after this summer's floods.

Thursday, 20th September 2007, 11:02 am
Updated Friday, 21st September 2007, 8:54 am

Coun Paul Scriven, leader of Sheffield Council’s Lib Dem group, slammed the Government at his party’s annual conference in Brighton.

He said: “It’s clear that the Government have not supported Sheffield in the long-term aftermath of the floods.

“If we don’t receive anymore funds then it looks like local taxpayers could end up footing the bill for unavoidable extra work the council has to carry out.”

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Coun Scriven added: “Our local infrastructure was hit badly and the final bill will run into millions. Sheffield deserves a fair deal from Government and extra support must be provided.

“The Government must also fully fund the flood defence programme in Sheffield. Local people need to be assured that everything is being done toavoid further floods insofar as possible.”