Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg visits CCT's All Saints' Church in Langport
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has today visited CCT's All Saints' Church in Langport, on the Somerset levels, to discuss flooding with the local community, including some of our local volunteers. The CCT has 18 historic churches in Somerset, some of which have been affected by recent flooding.
Langport is one of the largest towns on the Somerset Levels and has been cut off by flood water for sometime. All Saints' church sits on a hill in the badly affected area and provides a vantage point for surveying the extent of the flooding.
The Deputy Prime Minister has said of the flooding:
"We need to learn lessons from the past and work together to stop this terrible long-term flooding for happening again....I would like to personally pay tribute to the volunteerers who have barely slept to help their families and the communities, it is uplifting at this distressing time."
Colin Shearer, Director The Churches Conservation Trust today said
"Like so many communities in Somerset The Churches Conservation Trust's low-lying churches have been affected by flooding. We’re glad to be able to host a meeting for local people in Langport and provide a safe vantage point from which to survey the extent of the flooding’"