The EU Solidarity Fund was established in 2002 after severe flooding in central Europe. So when flood waters rose in Bridgwater and on the Levels in 2011 there were quite a few voices calling for us to get our hands of some of this fund. … [Read more...] about EU flood relief? Red tape but no cash
Archives for February 2016
Once upon a time the trains rumbled through Burtle junction - long gone now though. And Burtle has been without a Post Office since 2008 when the temporary one, in the pub, shut down. But after a long fight I bring better news: the Post … [Read more...] about Post Haste!
Along with many of my Parliamentary colleagues I want there to be greater transparency in the NHS after an Alzheimer’s Society investigation which found too many people with dementia are falling while in hospital, being discharged at night … [Read more...] about Better care needed
Last November the planning authorities gave permission for a new telecoms mast at Haddon Hill. It was meant to connect some of Exmoor's notorious mobile phone and internet blackspots. Then, without explanation, the firm employed to get … [Read more...] about Haddon Hill phone mast – the fight goes on
....and £300million will help quite a lot! That is the size of the "relief fund" established by the Government to cover the transitional phase of a new deal for councils which will enable them, eventually, to hold on to far more of the … [Read more...] about Every Little Helps…..