Pledge over Leeds flood measures as Storm Eva victims still suffering

UNDER WATER: Kirkstall was badly affected by the Boxing Day floods.
UNDER WATER: Kirkstall was badly affected by the Boxing Day floods.
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LEEDS City Council’s leader Coun Judith Blake has said it is “vital” the local authority continues to press for comprehensive flood measures as the anniversary of the devastating Storm Eva approaches.

Senior councillors at next Wednesday’s executive board meeting will discuss an updated report on work carried out in response to the Boxing Day flooding.

The board will also be asked to formally close the dedicated recovery phase of the council’s work, with any ongoing work to be done as part of day-to-day council services.

Coun Blake said: “As we near the one-year anniversary of the awful impact of Storm Eva on our city and region, it is important to look back and reflect on what happened, what we can learn from it and also how the city needs to keep working together to do everything we can to make sure it is never repeated.

“The response from the people of Leeds in terms of residents, businesses and community groups helping out working alongside the council and other agencies continues to be fantastic. We know some of our residents and businesses are still suffering almost 12 months on, and that is why it is vital we continue to offer support and to press for comprehensive flood measures to be put in place as soon as possible.”

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