Millions of people visit Blackpool every year – one of the UK’s biggest tourist attractions, but Blackpool’s famous seafront has always been a likely flood candidate, despite previous efforts to aid in its’ defence, but that all changed recently.
This week Blackpool’s £27 million flood defence system was unveiled with the hope that this newly built defence will protect the iconic sea town for the next 100 years. It is hoped that the scheme installed at Anchorsholme will protect the town’s trams and 5,000 properties, while ensuring a future for the town as a tourist attraction.
A worthwhile investment? Certainly. Blackpool generates around £1.295bn in the local economy, while supporting over 24,000 jobs, which reflects the important of a £27m investment to ensure the long term survivability of the town.
Are flood defences worth it for you? Most certainly. Your family and property are at risk of flooding, even when you don’t live in a high flood risk area, anywhere can flood at any time. Flood defence may seem an expensive investment at first, but surely it’s a price you’re willing to pay to ensure the safety of you, your family and your home?
To discuss what flood defences are available to you please get in touch – Email me at Kevin@floodsense.co.uk