Friday, 7 February 2014

Cornwall's storm costs top £21 million

The latest estimate for the cost of the storms in Cornwall is more than £21 million.

This is made up of £3.8 million for immediate response and making safe and £17.5 million for full repairs and remediation. But these are still preliminary estimates and are continuing to rise. In all probability they will rise again this weekend as yet more bad weather is forecast.

But in better news, council leader John Pollard had a very positive meeting with the Transport Secretary this afternoon at which the government support for the extra flights I blogged about earlier was confirmed as was a 25% cut in the price of walk-up fares (ie not advance tickets) on train journeys through the affected area. First Great Western are running buses between Plymouth and Taunton which will add 60-80 minutes to journey times.

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