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Taking Action Against Flooding

Long before the recent heavy rainfall, Greg, who chairs the River Hull Advisory Board, has successfully campaigned for better local flood defences. He obtained flood defences for Stamford Bridge and was one of the key players in securing the removal of thirteen sunken vessels from the River Hull which were impeding water flow and increasing the risk of localised flooding.

The sunken boats were removed by contractors following plans put in place by Sir Greg’s committee as part of the River Hull Integrated Catchment Strategy (RHICS).

He has held meetings with government ministers and councillors to ensure that the risk of flooding in East Yorkshire is reduced.

Greg says: “Flooding alongside the River Hull represents the second largest flood risk to the wider area, so anything that can be done to reduce this risk is welcome.

He also campaigned for new Government funding to protect the centre of Pocklington from future flooding.

More needs to be done but Greg is already “on the case”.