Up until January 2014 Bryony balanced her days looking after her family and working as mobile hairdresser. This all changed in January 2014 as the Somerset Levels began to flood. As part of the Flooding on the Levels Action Group, a campaign group for better water management on the Somerset Levels, Bryony assumed the role of media relations officer and found herself in the centre of a flooding media circus. Her passion and straight talking views saw her become a regular face on the major news networks.
Usually seen in a FLAG Blue Hoody and her trademark Pink Tracksuit bottoms, Bryony represented flooded communities at the Somerton Flood Summit with Dan Rogerson MP and has met the former DEFRA Minister Owen Patterson MP on numerous occasions. She has been involved in live TV and radio debates on Flooding issues. She has been featured in numerous magazines, newspapers and has recently featured in Channel 4’s Home Truths Programme “After the Flood” and BBC’s Escape to the Country and is working on a year long documentary with BBC 2 covering the lives of flood victims. Bryony will be expressing views as a “Flood victim” and “Flood Campaigner”.
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"Five debates a day sounds a bit daunting beforehand, but I really loved it. The speakers are so knowledgeable and passionate about their chosen topic, and the amount of time dedicated to questions from the audience was great as it really brought in alternative views."
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