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Flooding report proves Liberal Democrats right

by simongalton on 2 September, 2008

A report is due before Leicestershire County Council’s Environment Scrutiny Committee on Thursday that will update on the progress of flood prevention work across the county. A large part of the  work that has been conducted is due to the specific allocation of £500,000 for road drainage work. This allocation was created and fought for by the Liberal Democrat group and was presented as an amendment in the February Full Council.

Bill Boulter, Liberal Democrat Spokesman for the Environment states: “This report goes to show that targeted resources can achieve real outcomes that improve the local people lives. The fact that our amendment has achieved this gives me and my fellow councillors a great deal of pride and i thank the other members of the county council for the cross party support the amendment received. I would like to say, however, that i am disappointed by the complete lack of recognition given to us by the Conservative cabinet member Nick Rushton.”

The distribution of the funds in the report for:

  • £100,000 (over two years) for improved access to the Soar Valley during flood periods
  • £75,000 for improved highway drainage in Butt lane Blackfordby (2008/09)
  • £25,000 for Highway drainage on A47 Leicester Forest East (2008/09)
  • £50,000 Improved highway drainage for A511 Flying horse roundabout (2008/09)
  • £50,000 for Highway drainage on Coventry Road, Market Harborough (2008/09)
  • £75,000 for Highway drainage on Fosse Way/High Street Syston (2009/10)
  • £30,000 for drainage on South Churchill Road Cranoe (2009/10)
  • £35,000 for highway drainage in Burton Overy (2009/10)
  • £30,000 for Drainage on Mill Lane Smeaton Westerby (2009/10)
  • £30,000 for drainage on Barton road, Congerstone (2009/10)
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