£200,000 from council for flood defence projects
FLOOD defence projects across Somerset have been boosted by £200,000 of funding from Somerset County Council's flood mitigation fund.
The funding was awarded to 34 individual projects which will manage the risk of flooding to nearly 200 properties in the county, including homes, businesses and a village hall.
Deputy leader of the council, Cllr David Hall said: "This funding will help to protect properties across Somerset against the potentially devastating effects of flooding.
"I'd like to thank the 100 or so individuals and communities that submitted applications.
"We have had a rigorous exercise to select the 34 projects that we felt were most deserving and we are delighted to be able to support so many flood defence projects across the county. This adds to a wide range of efforts to help our communities fight against the effects of flooding."
Successful applications included a bid for £11,640 from Ilminster Town Council to undertake flood defence works to protect 12 mobile homes.