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Brompton flood group appeals for votes
4:08pm Tuesday 17th September 2013 in News
A NEW group dedicated to fighting the risk of flooding in its area is appealing for help in getting fund-raising off the ground.
The Brompton Flood Prevention Group, near Northallerton, is taking part in a competition being held by the Skipton Building Society which could see it win £500 towards the cause.
Some 160 prizes are up for grabs and the winners will be those with the most votes – and the Brompton group is appealing for people to vote at skiptonbig160.co.uk/apply-for-funding/whos-applying/north-east/brompton-flood-prevention-group/
Chairman Sue Butler said: “You can only vote once on your computer, but you can also vote on your phone and iPad providing you are out of the house. We only have until the end of September to get as many votes as possible.”
The group is determined to get flood defences for the village and although newly formed has already developed contacts with local MP William Hague, the Environment Agency, North Yorkshire County Council and Hambleton District Council.
“We know it will take a lot of time, effort and funding to get flood defences in place, but any funding, however small, is a step in the right direction,” said Ms Butler.
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