Sandbags removed from Somerset's flood-hit areas

Bridgwater Mercury: Sandbags removed from Somerset's flood-hit areas Sandbags removed from Somerset's flood-hit areas

AROUND 90,000 sandbags have been cleared from flood-affected areas by Sedgemoor District Council and its partners.

Over 2,500 of these sandbags came from just a small number of properties in East Lyng.

A two man crew from Sedgemoor District Councils Clean Surroundings team have been operating almost continuously since the floodwater subsided to clear the sand bags and other flood debris.

They have also been helping flood victims dispose of damaged furniture and other belongings.

A spokesperson from Sedgemoor District Council said: “Sandbag removal is an extremely time consuming and physical task and one that is not normally completed by local authorities after sandbags have been issued to households.”

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5:48pm Wed 23 Apr 14

twinkles says...

Nice to see SDC singing their own praises then!

I think it's much more worthy of a mention of the FLAG volunteers who have been, and will be TIRELESSLY working out of Moorland. Not just sandbags, but kitchens, gardens full of debris, fridges, freezers, cookers and all amounts of flood damaged personal belongings.

And yes, VOLUNTEERS, who don't get paid to do it. Well done them.
Nice to see SDC singing their own praises then! I think it's much more worthy of a mention of the FLAG volunteers who have been, and will be TIRELESSLY working out of Moorland. Not just sandbags, but kitchens, gardens full of debris, fridges, freezers, cookers and all amounts of flood damaged personal belongings. And yes, VOLUNTEERS, who don't get paid to do it. Well done them. twinkles
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