Greg Chambers, Labour’s parliamentary candidate for North Somerset, has expressed his concern about the government’s plans to stop funding for rural community councils such as the one in Somerset.
Mr Chambers said that ‘these councils provide an important voice for rural communities and services like maintaining village halls, and lobbying for better transport and digital infrastructure. It beggars belief that Defra can think about these cuts when rural communities are under so much stress already’
‘Please take a minute to sign this petition. They receive no funding from Somerset County Council and may not survive if this grant is withdrawn. Other Community Councils are in the same position.’