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Somerset Levels & Moors Local Action

HAVE YOUR SAY!

The Somerset Levels and Moors Local Action Group have the opportunity to bid for further European Funding from the Rural Development Programme for England Leader programme.  The funding would be available from January 2015 to December 2020.  The Leader Programme provides support for economic, environmental and community development in local rural areas.

We would like your views on the draft Programme outcomes and outputs for the Somerset Levels and Moors area.  We have prepared a document for consultation and we need as much feedback as possible to ensure we get the right priorities for the new programme.  Please see the document here:

Somerset Levels and Moors Consultation Document 2014 - 2020 (downloads as a word document)

PLEASE NOTE:  We will be closing this consultation on Friday August 8th, so please ensure all your comments have reached the office by 5pm on that day.  Thank you.

CONSULTATION EVENTS

We are happy to receive comments via email or post from the consultation, and details of how to respond are listed at the back of the document above.  We are also running 3 informal consultation events, where you can come along and have your say.  Details of the 3 events are:

Tuesday July 22nd, 6pm - 7pm in the Small Hall, Glastonbury Town Hall

Wednesday July 23rd, 6pm - 7pm in the Stuckey Room, Great Bow Wharf, Langport

Tuesday July 29th, 6pm - 7pm in the Pizey Room, Princess Theatre, Burnham-on-Sea

If you would like to attend any of the above events, please register your place by emailing Dominie Dunbrook, Scheme Manager at ddunbrook@somerset.gov.uk or telephone 01823 359202.

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Transition Year

The Somerset Levels and Moors Local Action Group may have closed to new applications, but we certainly haven't stopped working!  We have received a grant from Defra so that the Scheme staff can now focus attention on a new grants programme to start in 2015.  So through 2014 we will be reviewing strategies for the area, consulting with key partners and communities on the Levels and Moors and making a strong case for further European funding to support economic activity from 2015 - 2020.

We will keep you up to date with our progress via news items on the website, so keep checking back for further details.

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The Levels & Moors Local Action Group has successfully distributed over a £1m of funding to businesses and communities on the Somerset Levels and Moors. The Levels and Moors area spans from Burnham-on-Sea and Cheddar in the west and north, to Glastonbury in the east and Martock and South Petherton in the south and all areas in between.

We have funded a number of projects and these can be viewed by clicking here and selecting one of the six objectives.

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The Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) runs from 2007 to 2013.  It provides the major financial vehicle for protecting and enhancing the environment and securing a range of public benefits for society.

For more information please click here.



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