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Cameron's flood funding is 'totally inadequate'

Cumbria County Council says David Cameron's £3million funding package is nowhere near enough to get Cumbria back on its feet.

With an estimated £500m of damage to our infrastructure, including £20m in the Lake District National Park alone, today’s funding announcement is totally inadequate.

“The government describes Cumbria and the Lake District National Park as a jewel in the crown of the British countryside, and it is.

That is why we are urgently seeking a face to face meeting with Ministers to secure the amount of money that we need to fund Cumbria’s full recovery. It is now 8 weeks since the floods hit Cumbria and this has to be, and should be government’s, top priority.”

– Councillor Stewart Young, Leader of Cumbria County Council

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