FLAG welcomes Rivers Board plans

This is The West Country: Bryony Sadler and Stephanie Webster, from the Flooding on the Levels Action Group. Bryony Sadler and Stephanie Webster, from the Flooding on the Levels Action Group.

THE Flooding on the Levels Action Group has welcomed a Somerset Rivers Board being established.

Currently FLAG has no part in these discussions but volunteers are urging for the Board to be “totally independent and allowed to make key decisions, with adequate funding to be able to operate fully”.

A spokesman said it was a “chance that is too good to miss”.

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2:56pm Tue 1 Jul 14

Blue Owl says...

So a Somerset Rivers Board, is being Devised, but with no information as to just how this with operate within the Existing Framework of , the E Agency, and the Drainage Boards Consortium, how will up it 'Scope ' and Remit be defined, responsibilities, and Funding be determined, as , if @ present The Environment Agency, are the Holders of the Preverbal PurseStrings , then I Fear there will be little change from what has occurred over the last 20 years.
It needs and Requires a complete Change in Attitude and Willingness to listen, outside the Box , !! So to speak ??
Certainly, all the Good work, done up to now, with so much more to be finished, many will be out of their properties for 3-4 Months Yet.
The final Costs in monetary terms will not be finalised for A year or so, but the Personal Toll, is easier to ascertain.
The Dutch Pumps, must be on Stand by, to be plumbed in within 48 hours, the water Pumped of the Moors before properties, including Farmers Grazing land and Stables and Barns Flooded.

Representatives, from all area's must be able to input their Ideas, when they feel the direction, and more importantly the Financial funding that goes with the decisions. Is being spent, Squandered,on projects that are irrelevant, the Dredging of the River Parrett is highest on most peoples list, and must be Done, now & regularly if deemed needing in further years.
Less Talking , !! More Action !! Listen to the Farmers and Landowners !!!
David L Preece
Blue-Owl
So a Somerset Rivers Board, is being Devised, but with no information as to just how this with operate within the Existing Framework of , the E Agency, and the Drainage Boards Consortium, how will up it 'Scope ' and Remit be defined, responsibilities, and Funding be determined, as , if @ present The Environment Agency, are the Holders of the Preverbal PurseStrings , then I Fear there will be little change from what has occurred over the last 20 years. It needs and Requires a complete Change in Attitude and Willingness to listen, outside the Box , !! So to speak ?? Certainly, all the Good work, done up to now, with so much more to be finished, many will be out of their properties for 3-4 Months Yet. The final Costs in monetary terms will not be finalised for A year or so, but the Personal Toll, is easier to ascertain. The Dutch Pumps, must be on Stand by, to be plumbed in within 48 hours, the water Pumped of the Moors before properties, including Farmers Grazing land and Stables and Barns Flooded. Representatives, from all area's must be able to input their Ideas, when they feel the direction, and more importantly the Financial funding that goes with the decisions. Is being spent, Squandered,on projects that are irrelevant, the Dredging of the River Parrett is highest on most peoples list, and must be Done, now & regularly if deemed needing in further years. Less Talking , !! More Action !! Listen to the Farmers and Landowners !!! David L Preece Blue-Owl Blue Owl
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