Improving our Flood Defences

Flooding can have a devastating impact on homes, businesses and communities. The Conservatives are committed to investing in flood defences and supporting those who have been affected.

In January of this year Sir Greg welcomed the announcement of £500,000 of new Government funding to protect the centre of Pocklington from flooding.

The new money, which is part of a number of grants made to boost jobs and encourage growth across Yorkshire, was announced by the Minister for the Northern Powerhouse, Andrew Percy, who visited East Yorkshire last year at Sir Greg’s invitation.

Sir Greg has previously made representations for funding to be made available for Pocklington to improve the flood protection for the community and for local businesses.

Greg adds: “This money will help to protect the town from flooding in future and is most welcome. He adds: “This shows that the Government is indeed investing in the North”

In 2016 he was elected as the new Chairman of the River Hull Advisory Board.