Category Flood Action Plan
The Environment Agency and the local authorities in Somerset have declared a major incident because of flood risk in the county.
Major schemes to reduce flood risk in Somerset have been given the green light by Somerset County Council. Five schemes totalling £155,000 will be undertaken in the Taunton Deane area to improve drainage, making it easier for the network to cope with severe weather and reducing the risk of flooding. The Taunton Deane schemes are: […]
Gates to protect motorists from flooded roads on the Somerset Levels were used for the first time at the weekend. Emergency road closure gates were recently installed at eight locations on the levels. They are for use in place of temporary ‘road closed’ signs to stop vehicles driving through flood water and potentially getting stranded […]
The award-winning road raising scheme at Muchelney has been nominated for a second industry accolade. The Somerset County Council-led scheme has been short-listed for the National Transport Awards. This follows its winning of the Effective Transport and Infrastructure Delivery Award at The MJ (Municipal Journal) Achievement Awards in June. The scheme saw 500m of road […]
Around a hundred Muchelney residents came out to celebrate the opening of its landmark raised road at the weekend. Cllr John Osman, Leader of Somerset County Council, performed the formal opening ceremony with the help of local youngsters and some of the village’s oldest residents, including 93-year-old Bill Daniels. They were joined by representatives from […]
The village of Muchelney will gather tomorrow to help Somerset County Council reopen the raised road that should stop it being cut-off by any future flooding. A 500 metre stretch of road has been raised, by more than a metre in places, to keep it open, even in the event of flooding on the same […]
The 20 Year Flood Action Plan was celebrating a £100,000 boost for crucial work to encourage natural flood management on the Somerset Levels and Moors, following recent awards to two of its partner organisations from the Prince’s Countryside Fund. The Royal Bath & West Society (RB & W) was awarded £50,000 which will go hand […]