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BELLWIN SCHEME ACTIVATION WELCOMED
The Scottish National Party’s Ms Roseanna Cunningham MSP, Member of the Scottish Parliament for Perthshire South & Kinross-shire, and Ms Annabelle Ewing MSP, Member of the Scottish Parliament for Mid Scotland & Fife, have welcomed confirmation from the Scottish Government that Bellwin Scheme funding has been activated to assist Perth & Kinross Council carry out the works that have been identified as necessary to protect the village of Comrie from former flooding.peaking this afternoon (Thursday) Ms Cunningham, Comrie’s constituency MSP, said:
“I am delighted that the Bellwin Scheme funding has been activated and I hope that work can start as soon as possible.
“The people of Comrie have been through a great deal and I hope that this news will bring them some of the reassurance they sorely need.”
Ms Ewing, a Comrie resident, added:
“Releasing this funding means that the work that has been identified as being needing done can be brought forward. I know that is news that will be very warmly welcomed in Comrie.
“The local community has really rallied round at this time of need but this is the kind of positive news we have all been waiting for.”
LOCAL POLITICIANS WELCOME ACCELERATION OF FLOOD PREVENTION WORKS
The Scottish National Party’s Ms Roseanna Cunningham MSP, Member of the Scottish Parliament for Perthshire South & Kinross-shire, and Ms Annabelle Ewing MSP, Member of the Scottish Parliament for Mid Scotland & Fife, have welcomed the decision by Perth & Kinross Council to accelerate proposals put forward by engineers for a £1m flood mitigation scheme for Comrie
Speaking this afternoon (Thursday) Ms Cunningham, Comrie’s constituency MSP, said:
“This is very good news indeed and I welcome this prompt action from the Council.
“I understand that a report submitted to the council on Tuesday, recommends raising Camp Road and building a small wall closer to the river as well as removing any fallen trees from the river, and clearing the gravel bar at the bend in the Water of Ruchill, where it burst its banks.”
Ms Ewing, a Comrie resident, added:
“With flood warnings still in place, anxiety levels in Comrie remain very high indeed. I know that this promise of accelerated activity will be very welcome.
“As folk start the work of cleaning up the homes and businesses that have been damaged by the flood waters this is exactly the sort of reassurance that people have been crying out for.”
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A Message from our twin town in Canada
Thank you for the update Sandra. Very sad indeed for everyone caught in this disaster – especially for a second time!
We will be praying there isn’t a third and we await future updates with interest.
We hope you are feeling better very soon. Take care !
CHEERS – Jeff and Kathy Maguire,
Wednesday 21 November 2012 – For Immediate Release
EWING RAISES ISSUE OF COMRIE FLOODS IN PARLIAMENT
The Scottish National Party’s Ms Annabelle Ewing MSP, Member of the Scottish Parliament representing Mid Scotland & Fife, raised the subject of the Comrie flooding in the Scottish Parliament yesterday afternoon (Tuesday).
Speaking afterwards, Ms Ewing said:
“I welcome the attention that the Minister has given to Comrie and the problems we are facing. His visit to Comrie was very much appreciated.
“There is a real concern amongst the residents of the village to ensure that the action that has been identified as needing to be taken is started as soon as possible and I will welcome any help that the Scottish Govenrment is able to give us in moving this forward.”
Additional Flood Sacks have been delivered. A pallet at Tay Avenue and more at the Fire Station
Click on the link for the latest Flood Action Bulletin from PKC: Flood Action Update Comrie 22 Nov
We would encourage all residents who were affected by flood water to attend the Open Day at the White Church, being held from 10am-7pm today. Paul Hendy of The Scottish Flood Forum and PKC Staff will be on hand with information, guidance and support. Whether you are a Council Tenants or not, please go along.