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10:17am Fri 10 Jan 14

Dick Turpin Works For Council says...

Correction! The ratepayers of Somerset, including the unfortunate folk of Muchelney, have paid for the boat.
Somerset County Council, have merely redistributed the money, a pitifully small return and woefully late.
Correction! The ratepayers of Somerset, including the unfortunate folk of Muchelney, have paid for the boat. Somerset County Council, have merely redistributed the money, a pitifully small return and woefully late. Dick Turpin Works For Council
  • Score: 8

10:24am Fri 10 Jan 14

johnrobins says...

Better late than never but I would have thought that the Marines could have been approached at an early stage to provide this service.
Better late than never but I would have thought that the Marines could have been approached at an early stage to provide this service. johnrobins
  • Score: 16

11:28am Fri 10 Jan 14

jimeee says...

great job done by everyone and fanx to the council for the boat that helped everyone.
great job done by everyone and fanx to the council for the boat that helped everyone. jimeee
  • Score: 6

11:47am Fri 10 Jan 14

Mi_Coc says...

considering they are making cuts both scc and tdbc seem to have alot of sofas they keep finding cash down the back.

brewhouse > hey £160k we thought we didnt have here you go!
considering they are making cuts both scc and tdbc seem to have alot of sofas they keep finding cash down the back. brewhouse > hey £160k we thought we didnt have here you go! Mi_Coc
  • Score: 2

12:28pm Fri 10 Jan 14

Guy Smiley says...

Apologies to TUSC for stealing his copy & paste technique but.......please don't be surprised that this area floods.....

The village was recorded as Micelenie in the Domesday book meaning 'the increasingly great island' from the Old English miclian and from the Norsk Øe. The -ey or -y suffix served as the old English designation for "island", and thus is common to many of the villages in this area of the Somerset Levels, which stood as islands just above the marshes, which have since been drained.

Source - the mighty Wikipedia!
Apologies to TUSC for stealing his copy & paste technique but.......please don't be surprised that this area floods..... The village was recorded as Micelenie in the Domesday book meaning 'the increasingly great island' from the Old English miclian and from the Norsk Øe.[2] The -ey or -y suffix served as the old English designation for "island", and thus is common to many of the villages in this area of the Somerset Levels, which stood as islands just above the marshes, which have since been drained. Source - the mighty Wikipedia! Guy Smiley
  • Score: 5

1:31pm Fri 10 Jan 14

JoRo says...

Emails were sent to to the Ministers Office suggesting that the Army or the Marines could be used to help the people in the flooded areas as they have the expertise and the equipment.
Other than an automatic acknowledgement nothing has yet been received, I daresay we will get a reply when the emergency has gone.
We are off the radar as far as the government is concerned, if this was London or the home counties all three services would be on alert
Emails were sent to to the Ministers Office suggesting that the Army or the Marines could be used to help the people in the flooded areas as they have the expertise and the equipment. Other than an automatic acknowledgement nothing has yet been received, I daresay we will get a reply when the emergency has gone. We are off the radar as far as the government is concerned, if this was London or the home counties all three services would be on alert JoRo
  • Score: 7

3:53pm Sat 11 Jan 14

Guy Smiley says...

Who will Blue Owl blame for the frost and ice now?

Met Office?
Who will Blue Owl blame for the frost and ice now? Met Office? Guy Smiley
  • Score: 2

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