James Airey welcomes extra flood prevention cash for Kendal

Councillor James Airey, the Conservative parliamentary candidate for Westmorland and Lonsdale, has welcomed the announcement that Kendal is to receive an extra £5 million in flood defence funding from the Government.

The announcement by Environment Secretary Theresa Villiers means that the additional cash could now unlock an extra £6.8 million in partnership funding for the town’s flood defences.

Councillor James Airey said: “This is welcome news that will help protect more homes and businesses in Kendal from the devastating consequences of flooding and make sure the town remains a fantastic place to live, work and visit.”

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