Prince Charles was in the West Country today offering support and sympathy to those affected by the flooding on the Somerset levels. He met with residents, farmers and people from the emergency services as the area continues to cope with what's been more than a month of rising water.
The Prince of Wales is donating fifty thousand pounds from his countryside fund to those affected by the flooding. Our Somerset Correspondent David Woodland reports.
More than 100 schoolchildren greeted Prince Charles when he visited the village of Sherston near Malmesbury this morning. The prince came to see Sherston Old School, a grade II listed building that has been given a new lease of life as a post office, shop and business centre.
Villagers set up a community group called the Sherston Old School Project to revitalise the building. A £50,000 grant from The Prince’s Countryside Fund enabled the team to finish the renovation work and to introduce six business units offering affordable rents to local businesses.