Fairer Funding for Somerset

Fairer Funding for Somerset

Somerset County Council is leading a campaign to fight for ‘fairer funding for Somerset’ to deal with future floods.

Leader of the Council, Cllr John Osman, has invited government ministers and flood experts to visit the county to see first-hand the devastating flooding that has hit the area.

The first visit takes place on Wednesday 15 January with the “Water Minister” Dan Rogerson, local authorities, agencies and partners in Somerton.

Ministers from the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and members of the all-party Parliamentary group on flooding have also been invited to the county to visit the flooded in community of Muchelney, see the state of the currently closed A361 and view the levels, much of which are under several feet of flood water.

Under the campaign banner of ‘Fairer Funding for Somerset’, Somerset County Council are demanding government support to prevent further major floods. Extra investment could mean river dredging, engineering projects or grants for specific flood prevention schemes.

The Council is calling on all local Councillors, residents and businesses to show their support for the campaign by ‘liking’ and uploading photos to the Fairer Funding for Somerset facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/fairerfundingforsomerset or by using the hashtag #fairerfudningforsomerset on twitter.

It would be appreciated if you are able for you to “like” the page and share among your contacts to do the same. The more people that support the campaign, the more pressure the County Council can put on government for extra investment.
For more information please contact:

Name: Press Office
Email: pressoffice@somerset.gov.uk
Tel No.: 01823 355020

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