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  • MP URGES COMMUNITIES TO APPLY FOR FUNDING TO IMPROVE FLOOD RESILIENCE

    Mel Stride

    CENTRAL DEVON MP Mel Stride is urging town and parish councils in his constituency to apply to the Devon Emergency Flood Resilience Fund to help prepare themselves for future flooding. The Devon County Council funded programme provides grants of up to £1,500 for equipment such as ‘temporary flood barriers, sand bags, waterproof sheeting, road signs, emergency blankets and equipment for volunteers including tools, torches, high vis jackets and radios’.

    Mr Stride said:

    “One of my most distressing times as an MP was in 2012 when I visited flooded communities including Buckfastleigh, where I took then Prime Minister David Cameron to speak with affected residents, and Kennford where I brought then DEFRA Secretary of State to witness the appalling effects of water wrecking homes. We responded at the time with significant investment in flood defences and I have seen first-hand the major improvements in a number of towns and villages in my constituency. If any community feels they could benefit from additional equipment to help in the event of a flood, I urge them to apply to this fund.”

    For more information visit www.devoncommunities.org.uk/emergency-flood-resilience-grant, email info@devoncommunities.org.uk or call 01392 248919.







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