George Eustice, MP for Camborne, Redruth and Hayle, has today welcomed news that repairs to the sea wall at Portreath have finally been completed. As many residents are aware, the sea wall was considerably damaged during Storm Emma early last year. Since then George has been working with the Parish Council and Environment Agency to help ensure that repairs to the sea wall are completed.
George said, "When Storm Emma hit Portreath the sea wall was torn apart by the ferocious weather leaving many in the area unprotected. I am glad that following this terrible event, the sea wall has now been rebuilt and that homes and businesses in the area are once more safe from the sea."
Work will now continue to discuss what more can be done to protect Portreath and the surrounding towns from the devastating effects of flooding. Across the country 13 flood schemes including Portreath will benefit from £40 million of additional funding which will unlock flood defence schemes and help support economic growth and regeneration in areas that have suffered flooding in recent years.
The additional funding, first announced in the budget, adds to millions of pounds of government grant-in-aid already allocated to these projects and partnership funding already secured. It will help leverage an additional £24 million from other sources, enabling the flood schemes to go ahead. In total, more than 7,000 properties will be better protected against flooding, including over 5,000 homes. This additional money is part of our £2.6 billion investment from 2015 to 2021 to fund 1,500 flood defence schemes which will better protect 300,000 homes across the country.