Petition started to halt flooding on Somerset Levels

Winter Floods on the Somerset Levels - a view from Burrow Mump.

Winter Floods on the Somerset Levels - a view from Burrow Mump.

First published in News

A PETITION to encourage dredging of rivers on the Somerset Levels has been started on a Government website.

Over 720 people have already signed the document, created by Andrew Lee.

Homes and businesses have been hit by several floods in the past year and several are still feeling the effects.

To sign the petition, visit http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/45055

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2:04pm Fri 15 Feb 13

MartinB58 says...

I agree and have signed the petition. Regular dredging of rhynes, drains and rivers across the Levels would let the ground drain better and subsequently reduce the severity & duration of the flooding that we have seen recently.

People might find it easier to find the petition if the above link actually worked. The correct link is: http://epetitions.di
rect.gov.uk/petition
s/45055 (they may look the same but...)
I agree and have signed the petition. Regular dredging of rhynes, drains and rivers across the Levels would let the ground drain better and subsequently reduce the severity & duration of the flooding that we have seen recently. People might find it easier to find the petition if the above link actually worked. The correct link is: http://epetitions.di rect.gov.uk/petition s/45055 (they may look the same but...) MartinB58
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2:39pm Fri 15 Feb 13

localmcnocal says...

This winter has been paticularlly wet. But its got to the stage where its costing many people an awful lot of money

The roads and infrastucture will need repairs in places. Extra fuel spent on using diversions, for private users, haulage, and public sector cars/vans. Farmers unable to use their land. Potentially even loss of out of season torists.

Sometimes it pays to spend a bit of money.
This winter has been paticularlly wet. But its got to the stage where its costing many people an awful lot of money The roads and infrastucture will need repairs in places. Extra fuel spent on using diversions, for private users, haulage, and public sector cars/vans. Farmers unable to use their land. Potentially even loss of out of season torists. Sometimes it pays to spend a bit of money. localmcnocal
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6:13pm Fri 15 Feb 13

Dick Turpin Works For Council says...

Those that take money* from us, either locally or nationally, have foregone any further right to do so, if they aren't prepared to invest a little into dredging the rivers.
*Taxation from farmers or other residents, road fund licence and fuel duty from people who have to drive tens of miles detour every day.
Those that take money* from us, either locally or nationally, have foregone any further right to do so, if they aren't prepared to invest a little into dredging the rivers. *Taxation from farmers or other residents, road fund licence and fuel duty from people who have to drive tens of miles detour every day. Dick Turpin Works For Council
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