13 April 2017
Simon Danczuk has welcomed the Government's announcement of funding to repair major damage caused by floods in Littleborough.
Speaking in Parliament earlier this year, Simon took the essential first step by raising the need for better funding with the Under-Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Therese Coffey. Following his work, Rochdale Council has now secured significant funding to rebuild a wall and stabilise the land to the rear of Whitfield Brow, Littleborough, a area of the town which was hit hard by the Boding Day floods.
David Oakes, Service Manager at Rochdale Council, has welcomed the funding as "obviously excellent news" for residents of Whitfield Brow.
Andrew Robinson, of Whitfield Brow, said: "It's been a long time, a year and a half in fact, to get this funding. Throughout that time the land behind Whitfield Brow has been in a bad state. It's good that the Council have managed to get this money for repairs, but residents of Whitfield Brow will have to wait until the work is done before we can celebrate."
Simon said: "I welcome the announcement from the Government, and I am pleased that all the representations that have been made are paying off for the residents of Whitfield Brow.
"Unfortunately, the recovery is still ongoing for many homes and businesses across the town. But working alongside Rochdale Council, I am pleased that we are making good progress to rebuild those parts of our town which were hit hard by the floods."