Category Recovery info and advice

From the Levels to Latin America

  The overwhelming volunteer response to severe flooding in Somerset in 2013-14 is sending ripples across the world – reaching as far as South America. Huge numbers of people stepped forward to help communities on the Levels and Moors after water levels rose, flooding homes, businesses and roads. In the wake of the emergency, Somerset […]

Council flower power at the Bath & West

Somerset County Council will be sowing the seeds of recovery at the Bath & West Show next week, aiming to help boost flood-hit tourism and remind people that the county is open for business. Somerset tourism has been hard hit-by the winter floods, with bookings down by an estimated 40 per cent. The Council’s stand […]

Community Update – Somerset Levels Flooding

Friday 4 April, 2014 ***Latest news*** For latest weather forecasts, visit the Met Office http://www.metoffice.gov.uk For flood warnings, visit http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk or call 0345 988 1188.   Repair and Renew grants Home owners and businesses directly affected by the floods can now apply for a grant of up to £5,000 to help reduce the risk of flooding […]

Prime Minster gets update on flood recovery

Prime Minster David Cameron discussed flood recovery and funding on a visit to Somerset today. The PM toured flood-affected villages on the Levels and Moors and inspected the current dredging work as part of the visit to review the Somerset County Council-led recovery effort. He also met Local Authority Leaders including Councillor John Osman, Leader […]

Repair and Renew Grants

Home owners and businesses directly affected by the floods can apply for a grant of up to £5,000 to help reduce the risk of flooding of their properties in the future. The Government-funded Repair and Renew Grant scheme can provide grants for additional flood resilience or resistance measures for homes and businesses hit by the […]

Council welcomes dredging

Somerset County Council welcomed dredging starting on the Somerset Levels today after committing £1m to dredging and local flood prevention schemes earlier this year. The County Council stumped up £800,000 towards dredging with a further £200,000 committed for local flood prevention schemes in January and Council Leader Cllr John Osman was there today to see […]

Vital volunteers offered CV support

Flood volunteers are being invited to take part in career-enhancing CV workshops by Somerset County Council. The Council is running two free CV workshops next month for anyone who has volunteered during the flood. The half-day sessions, which are being run by the Council’s Director of Human Resources, will help them expand their CVs to […]

Flood Recovery Advice and Information

Flood Recovery Advice and Information Health and Safety Cleaning up Waste and Refuse Financial and other support Useful information Useful contacts Your Health and Safety In an emergency dial 999 and ask for appropriate service. Health and Safety The first point of contact for all health issues should be your GP. You can get advice […]