Environment Secretary visits Canvey following floods

Environment Secretary Liz Truss visited Canvey's pumping stations

Environment Secretary Liz Truss visited Canvey's pumping stations

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THE Environment Secretary visited Canvey’s pumping stations following Sunday’s storm.

Liz Truss, the new secretary of state for the environment and Paul Leinster, head of the Environment Agency, visited Canvey on Friday afternoon to see first-hand the aftermath of the storm which saw two months rain fall in a few hours.

MP for Castle Point Rebecca Harris said: “I am very pleased that she managed to come on what was her first day of official visits and that she reiterated her support for an independent investigation with the Government’s chief scientific advisor and Defra and her support for my pledge to find answers for Canvey residents.

“Sunday’s floods cannot be allowed to happen again and all the agencies involved need to start talking now.”

Full story in Monday’s Echo.

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4:13pm Sat 26 Jul 14

runwellian says...

What is she going to do, stop the rain?
What is she going to do, stop the rain? runwellian
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6:34pm Sat 26 Jul 14

jolllyboy says...

She'll be visiting a lot more if the run off from the airport floods the brooks. My concern is that the watercourses may not be able to take the run off from the airport AND from the building of the business/retail park that is much needed for thousands of jobs not just the few hundreds we are getting from the airport and therefore it may not happen !
She'll be visiting a lot more if the run off from the airport floods the brooks. My concern is that the watercourses may not be able to take the run off from the airport AND from the building of the business/retail park that is much needed for thousands of jobs not just the few hundreds we are getting from the airport and therefore it may not happen ! jolllyboy
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