Monthly Archives: January 2014

Latest Round of Somerset County Council Spending Cuts Begins

The annual ritual of SCC cuts has now begun, as readers of today’s Somerset County Gazette will have seen. Among the cuts are an 88% cut in Council funding to the teams that manage the county’s Areas of Outstanding Natural … Continue reading

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No Extra Flood Support for Somerset

So Defra Secretary Owen Paterson came and went. The man widely derided as the worst ever Environment Secretary belatedly made his way to Somerset only to tell residents that there would be no immediate extra funding to help flood-hit communities. … Continue reading

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The Environment Agency’s Position on Flood Prevention in Somerset

In the wake of the current, extensive flooding across large parts of Somerset, I thought it might be helpful to share the Environment Agency’s current position on flood risk management in the County. It contains some useful information with regard … Continue reading

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Why Won’t Somerset County Council Fight for Fair Funding For All Services?

Ever since being elected last May, I have repeatedly asked the Conservative administration at Somerset County Council what it is doing to seek redress in the huge imbalance between the levels of public funding given to urban and rural communities. … Continue reading

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