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And the winner is… Spirit of the Levels

Somerset’s new community flood support boat will be called Spirit of the Levels, following a public vote. Somerset County Council asked members of the public to send in their suggested names for the new boat and were inundated by more than 100 entries. More than 300 people then voted for their favourite from a shortlist […]

Somerset’s flood boat – vote now for your favourite name

The deadline for nominations has passed and the polls are now open to find a fitting name for Somerset’s new community flood support boat. Somerset County Council asked members of the public to send in their suggested names and were inundated by more than 100 entries. These have been whittled down to a shortlist by […]

New community flood support boat arrives in Somerset

A new community boat has arrived in Somerset to be kept on standby in case of any future flooding emergencies. At all other times, the boat will be run and maintained by a community group at the Maunsel Lock Canal Centre near North Newton. The boat is flat-bottomed and fully accessible for wheelchairs, so its […]

All Terrain Vehicles arrive in Somerset

Flood hit residents in Somerset now have the support of two specialist vehicles to transport people and vital supplies. The two BV206s arrive in the flood-hit area today (Sunday) and have been provided by Somerset County Council. The Swedish-made All Terrain Vehicles will be able to access flooded areas where the water is too deep […]