Copeland Borough Council, the Environment Agency and the Whitehaven Harbour Commissioners have secured £324,000 to repair storm damage to flood defences at Whitehaven Harbour.
On Thursday 5 December a severe storm coupled with one of the highest spring tides of the year caused unprecedented structural damage to the harbour and in particular to the Old Quay, which is a Scheduled Ancient Monument. Repairs to the structure are urgent as additional storms would create further damage to an already weakened structure, compromising the towns flood defence system.
“The money was secured from the £130 million emergency funding announced by the Government to aid the flood relief effort and repair damaged flood defences.”
More top news
On the first day of the meteorological Autumn - what will the weather have in store?
The First Minister will introduce standardised tests in primary schools, and a number of other bills in the next Parliament session.
Vern Cotter has announced the Scotland squad for the 2015 Rugby World Cup, and three players from the Scottish Borders are included.