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£4 million for flood affected communities in Wales

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Staff Writer | July 9, 2016
Lesley Griffiths
Britain   Cabinet Secretary Lesley Griffiths:

Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths said almost £4million grant funding will be available for flood alleviation schemes across Wales.

This is including almost £1 million funding to protect the village of Tal-y-bont and the A55.

The Welsh Government grant funding will be provided to local authorities to support small scale flood risk management schemes and undertake repairs to existing flood risk management infrastructure, damaged as a result of flooding in December 2015.

The funding includes almost £985,000 for Gwynedd Council for a flood alleviation scheme to protect Tal-y-bont and the nearby A55, an area particularly affected by last winter’s storms.

The funding will go towards creating an overflow drainage system, as well as earth bunds, ditches and channels, which will take flood water directly into the nearby Afon Ogwen. It will also fund improvements to the existing watercourse to reduce potential blockages.[break]

During the Cabinet Secretary’s visit to Tal-y-Bont she will see the work already underway. This is expected to be completed this Autumn.

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