1,200 people sign online petition calling for action to halt floods
online petition calling for dredging to stop flooding on the Somerset
Levels - including parts of the Burnham-On-Sea area - has attracted
more than 1,200 signatures.
The 'Stop the Flooding on the Somerset Levels' petition was begun
on the Government e-petition website.
petition states: "The series of catastrophic floods in the
Somerset Levels (and elsewhere in the country) is entirely avoidable.
It stems, largely, from the Environment Agency's refusal to dredge
the river system for the past 25 years."
"We want to see the rivers in the Somerset Levels and in
other flooding hotspots to be properly dredged. Currently large
sums of money are being wasted trying to pump water off the fields,
many of which have been flooded for over 10 months. Please spend
this money on preventative measures, such as dredging."
petition can be found here.