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£152,575 for Anglesey Council flood defence repairs

The Isle of Anglesey County Council will receive £152,575 towards repair works to damaged flood risk management assets across the county following flooding last November, Environment Minister Hannah Blythyn has announced.

Extreme rainfall resulted in widespread flooding across the county. As well as flooding to properties, a large number of drainage and flood risk management assets which reduce flood risk to properties were also damaged.

Announcing the funding, Hannah Blythyn said:

“I am pleased to agree over £150,000 to Anglesey Council to help repair the significant damage caused by flooding last November. Heavy rainfall led to 31properties being flooded in Llangefni, Dwyran and Benllech.  In addition, in Llangefni a number of people were evacuated from their homes.  Many flood risk management assets such as walls and earth embankments were also damaged.

“As weather patterns continue to change, flooding is likely to become more frequent. We want to do all we can to reduce the flood risk to our communities while helping them to adapt to the risks they face. Repairing these damaged assets and drainage is essential to ensure the communities they serve remain resilient to future storms.”