Tag Archives: 20 year flood action plan

New completion date expected for Beer Wall works

Somerset County Council’s flood prevention works at Beer Wall should be complete before the end of July, Somerset County Council has said today (Tuesday). The works, which are the second phase of a key scheme to protect the A372 and increase the capacity of the River Sowy, started in April and were due to be […]

Recognition for Muchelney road raising

Somerset County Council’s ambitious road raising scheme in Muchelney has received national recognition. The scheme, which saw a road to the village raised up to 1.2 metres in places, has been shortlisted for The MJ (Municipal Journal) Achievement Awards 2015 and lauded as an “innovative engineering solution”. Most of Muchelney escaped the severe flooding that […]

Somerset Floods brought to the fore at world’s biggest Flood prevention event by Council Leader

“The fight isn’t over for flood-hit Somerset” – this is the message Somerset County Council Leader John Osman has delivered to the world’s biggest flood prevention conference. Cllr Osman presented on the ‘Somerset Flooding Story’ of 2013/14, and the recovery effort, at the London-based Flood Defence and Protection Expo at the ExCel Arena on Friday […]

Closing the gate on flooding

New gates to close flooded roads are to be introduced on the Levels and Moors to keep motorists safe. Road Closure Gates will be installed at eight locations in an effort to stop vehicles driving through flood water and potentially getting stranded. They will be used in place of temporary ‘road closed’ signs to make […]

Muchelney road raising: proposals shared

Released on behalf of all the organisations involved in the 20 Year Flood Action Plan Proposals for a raised road to secure access to flood-prone Muchelney will be shared with the community next week, as part of the Levels and Moors Flood Action Plan. Information will be available at a drop-in event in the village […]

Update on the Somerset Rivers Board

Released on behalf of all the organisations involved in the 20 Year Flood Action Plan A Somerset Flood Action Plan meeting today agreed to take proposals for a Somerset Rivers Board (SRB) to a meeting with the Secretary of State in early July. The SRB will be a way for local partners to take more […]

Thorney ring bank on the way

Released on behalf of all the organisations involved in the 20 Year Flood Action Plan A ring bank flood protection scheme is on its way for Thorney as part of the 20 Year Flood Action Plan (FAP) for Somerset. The Parrett Drainage Board, which is part of the Somerset Drainage Boards Consortium, is preparing to […]

Leader discusses flood progress with Secretary of State

Cllr John Osman, Leader of Somerset County Council welcomed Secretary of State Owen Paterson MP to Somerset this afternoon (Monday 14 April) to discuss the 20 year flood action plan in progress. The last time the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs was in Somerset, he challenged Somerset County Council and its […]