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.”
David Cameron visited Grasmere Primary School and Allan Bank to respond to worries from school children and local business owners.
The £3m relief package is 'only part of what the government is doing to help Cumbria'.
Prime Minister David Cameron announced a £3million funding package to help repair the Lake District following December's floods.