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Truro Flood Defences
11:50am 25th September 2012
We are being told new defences will help protect more than 200 homes in Truro from flooding.
The tidal scheme on Lighterage Quay is being opened on Tuesday lunchtime.
The £3 million project also includes low flood banks being raised in Boscawen Park, on the opposite side of the river.
Truro and Falmouth MP Sarah Newton said: "The new defences have transformed the quay, and will be a real asset for the city. Everyone has worked fantastically hard alongside Cornwall Council and the Environment Agency to bring this to fruition. It really is an honour to be asked to open the defence today.
"The flooding back in 1988 was very bad and had a terrible effect on the businesses and homes in this area. It was essential that this important work was carried out so that we can try to avoid the worst effects of extreme high tides which we might have in the future. I visited the site when the work was progressing and it is great to be able to return and officially open the completed scheme and see the benefits it provides the city."
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