Somerset: New 4x4's Help With Flood Effort

24 February 2014, 12:13 | Updated: 24 February 2014, 12:15

Somerset 4x4

Two new 4x4s were handed over to volunteers at Burrowbridge this weekend to help with the flood relief effort.

Somerset County Council saw a need for more vehicle support and approached Mitsubishi, who were able to provide two L200s for as long as needed. 

The County Council will pay for insurance to enable volunteers from the Flooding on the Levels Action Group (FLAG) to continue their good work. The vehicles will be used by volunteer co-ordinators Tim Holmes and Stuart Smith, who have been working in Burrowbridge and Moorland since the flooding began. 

Cllr David Fothergill, Local Member for Monkton & North Curry, said: "We've already helped source boats and amphibious vehicles to provide a lifeline to people in Somerset whose homes have been cut off by floods. 

''These latest vehicles will make a real difference by enabling dedicated volunteers from FLAG to continue their excellent work which includes taking vital supplies to the people who need them. FLAG have done a great job with limited resource, and we're pleased to help them where we can." 

Heather Venn, Chair of FLAG, said: “I’m delighted these vehicles have been provided to help Tim and Stuart in their vital co-ordination roles. 

''Both of them have worked tirelessly to support these communities since day one, and having the use of these vehicles will mean they are able to continue their excellent work helping the people who need them.''