Thank Your Gorrell

Just sent this letter into the local papers.

May I first of all thank the people of Gorrell for choosing me as one of their team of three District Councillors alongside Ashley Clark and Brian Baker. It is a genuine honour to serve the ward on the CCC and a truly daunting prospect!

The hustle and bustle of political life, with its committees and constant negotiations, is familiar to me from my work as a trade union

Government announces bringing forward flood defence programme

The BBC are reporting that "More than 12,000 homes across the south-east of England are to be protected from flooding sooner than planned, the government has announced.
It is bringing forward £41m of the six-year flood defence programme announced in December, allowing work to get under way on 40 flood defence projects.

They include the Great Stour scheme between Wye and Fordwich in Kent, benefiting more than 1,300 homes. Other projects brought forward include flood defence works

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