Fylde’s MP has given his thoughts on the first meeting of a group set up to tackle flooding in his constituency.
Mark Menzies was present at the meeting which saw representatives from the Environment Agency, National Farmers’ Union, Lancashire County Council and Fylde Council meet with members of the farming community to discuss issues with flooding and drainage in the constituency.
Afterwards, Mr Menzies said: “There were around 30 farmers in the room who have faced years of issues with waterlogged and unusable fields, which have cost them thousands of pounds in lost earnings.
“Obviously that meant the debate was fairly robust and the representatives from the Environment Agency faced some tough questions.
“However, they came back with some fairly positive answers and seem keen to see these problems resolved.”