Following the announcement that help will be made available to certain businesses who suffered financial loss from the flooding, a number have already contacted Sir George.
"I will of course pass on to Ministerial colleagues at BIS requests for help."
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Sir George has continued to visit villages affected by the flooding. "By today, water levels had receded in most places, but I was struck by the number of trees that had come down at Little Ann and Abbotts Ann."
"One clear conclusion has emerged from recent days. First, the value of competent parish councils, able to contact the statutory authorities and tell them what is needed and to update them.
Second, the strong cohesion in the villages of North West Hampshire to pull together and help others through a crisis.
The Environment Agency, Southern Water, Test Valley Borough Council and Basingstoke and Deane, Hampshire County Council and SSEB have worked under enormous pressure, and had to make difficult decisions about where to prioritise first. But the unsung heroes have been the unpaid folk in the villages who have filled the sandbags, set up the pumps and moved the furniture."