What The Brook Is This? MP Mark Menzies Looks Into The Dirty Dyke

Lytham Conservatives have reported that they met with Maya from the Environment Agency (see photograph below) on a tour of various points along Liggard Brook, the main drain, the Preston Road pumping station, Park View 4U and other areas.

They say that over the course of a few hours the team met with local farmers, landowners, and working operations that are affected by flooding on a regular basis.

Lytham Conservatives add, ‘Councillor Tommy Threlfall was instrumental in organising the Flood Working Group a couple of years ago which proved very useful and educational for many councillors. He has organised numerous meetings since and has been totally determined and committed to improving drainage across Fylde.

Mark Menzies MP has arranged multi-agency meetings between United Utilities, the Environment Agency, Lancashire County Council as the Lead Flood Authority and Fylde Council to nail down support and ensure the water management of Fylde was at the forefront of any allocation of funding.

For some time now, Mark has been lobbying the Secretary of State for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, which has helped secure this funding for essential maintenance and improvements.’

The Conservative group add that Lytham West councillors have been actively campaigning for a number of years to help improve flooding and our drainage systems across Lytham and neighbouring areas. Field trips were attended to the Forest of Bowland, Garstang, Fleetwood and other areas of Wyre to discuss first hand ways of improvement and view completed schemes that are proving successful, many of which have become havens for wildlife and biodiversity.

For more recent information about Liggard Brook see this Lytham St Anne’s News article from 16th February, 2024:

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