Queen recognises Stephen's services to the environment

PUBLISHED: 14:00 08 January 2015

Stephen Stamp.

Stephen Stamp.

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A TEAM leader for the Environment Agency who works in flood risk management was given a British Empire Medal.

Stephen Stamp, who lives in Mark, received the award for his services to the environment, and was named in the Queen’s New Year Honours list.

Mr Stamp, who helped deal with last year’s Somerset flooding, said: “I was extremely delighted to have been nominated to receive the BEM award for my contribution to the environment and flood risk management.

“I was born and bred in the Somerset Levels and I have thoroughly enjoyed the chance to make a difference to the environment that I both work and live in.

“After 15 years of experience we had never seen anything like the events of the winter floods of 2014.

“With rainfall and tidal records being the highest on record everything I had learnt over these years was stretched to the limit.

“I would hope not to see these extraordinary conditions again.”

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