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WELSH LOCAL AUTHORITIES NEED TO FIND£1M TO SHORE UP FLOOD DEFENCES

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The Environment Agency is expecting to struggle to secure£1m of additional funding from the 22 Welsh local authori...
The Environment Agency is expecting to struggle to secure£1m of additional funding from the 22 Welsh local authorities to improve the country's flood defences, reports the Western Mail (p5).

Hywel Tudor, finance manager for the agency, said: '..each local authority is given a particular sum of money and we have to be accommodated within that along with all the other spending commitments.'

And Paul Thomas, of the Welsh Local Government Association, said: 'Local authorities are under a desperate financial burden...we are concerned that some areas are missing out because of the need to make others, such as education, the priorities.'

Torrential rain hit Mid and South Wales in October and November causing extensive flooding.
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