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Show us the flood money Prime Minister - Gloucestershire calls for £15m relief fund

By The Citizen  |  Posted: February 26, 2014

The recent floods in Gloucester

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Gloucestershire County Council will lobby the Government for £15 million to repair flood damage.

The leader of the authority, Mark Hawthorne, made the announcement this morning as the council met to hammer out its next budget.

Mr Hawthorne, who met with David Cameron when he visited the county to inspect damage last week, said: "We need to get Gloucestershire's infrastructure back on its feet and thanks to the Government's support the money is available to do so."

Mr Cameron has said "money is no object" when it comes to tackling flooding in the UK.

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  • Lecorche  |  February 26 2014, 8:37PM

    Don't hold your breath if you think the government is going to honour Cameron's pledges. Our PM is a profligate liar and cheat. I'm waiting to see how he wriggles out of the "Money is no object" claim. More of his Snake Oil is not going to work.

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  • SandraPee  |  February 26 2014, 3:22PM

    Let's hope the flood money actually goes to those who WERE flooded here in Sandhurst , Tirley and Tewkesbury and a scheme to help relieve those houses who are repeatedly prone to more and more flooding . Lessons must be learnt and no more new houses are built on the floodplain or surrounding areas.

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  • supernova1  |  February 26 2014, 2:18PM

    While I'm sure urgent repairs are needed, surely a long term plan is............sorry, doh, this Council don't do long term, do they. Also, seeing as we need Government money, it might be nice if we implemented Eric Pickles' request for weekly bin collections, or is this just a one way relationship?

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