East Yorkshire MP Sir Greg Knight has welcomed today’s 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 MP, 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.

Sir Greg said: “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”