‘Exceptional’ report on 2015 Leeds floods calls for clarity on Government funding for protection measures

It’s just over a year since Storm Eva brought havoc to Leeds. For those affected, it may still seem like yesterday. - Kirkstall Road closed – along with railway links through Kirkstall; - Linton/Wetherby bridge fundamentally damaged; - Kirkstall electricity sub stations temporarily down; - And misery to those personally affected as numbers of shops, … Continue reading ‘Exceptional’ report on 2015 Leeds floods calls for clarity on Government funding for protection measures

When will the Tories take Leeds flooding seriously?

The Tory government has published a report on flooding, and Leeds is scarcely mentioned. As Leeds Labour leader, Judith Blake, says - the silence on funding for Leeds is becoming more and more worrying: “Leeds is barely mentioned in this report which really does smack of the government not taking the risk here seriously. Storm … Continue reading When will the Tories take Leeds flooding seriously?