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Flood defence meeting set for Workington

The view over River Derwent during December 2015. Credit: ITV Border

Plans for protecting Workington from future flooding are being outlined at a public meeting in the town tonight.

The flood forum, organised by Cumbria County Council and the Environment Agency, gives residents a chance to discuss a report on potential flood defence measures.

Flood repairs in Borders likely to hit £4m

The cost of flood repairs in the Scottish Borders is likely to hit £4million Credit: ITV Border
is the likely cost of flood repairs in the Scottish Borders

The full extent of the repair work won't be completed until the Autumn. More than two thirds of around 300 repairs are fixed, but some major works are still outstanding.

We have damage through flooding, obviously one off storms. But the actual number of storms we've suffered, five storms all together, it's just been unprecedented.'

– Councillor Gordon Edgar, Scottish Borders Council


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