Tag Archives: Burrowbridge

Volunteers have been the Level best

The remarkable efforts of volunteers on the flood-hit Somerset Levels and Moors are being recognised this week. Somerset County Council’s Leader, Chairman and Chief Executive have sent a letter thanking all those who have been volunteering as part of the Somerset Emergency Volunteers (SEV) group. Earlier this week Chairman David Fothergill hosted an award presentation […]

Flood Relief Centre gets superfast broadband

From today (Friday 5 September), the Flood Relief Centre in Burrowbridge, will have free superfast broadband thanks to Somerset County Council and BT. When the Flood Relief Centre was first set up in February this year a free broadband connection was speedily set up for the centre. The local exchange for the Centre has now […]

Flood volunteer efforts – can you help?

The floods may have gone, but the need for volunteers to help with the recovery in parts of Somerset remains as great as ever. Each day around 25 people have been turning up to assist those affected by flooding, doing everything from cleaning houses and removals, to gardening and DIY. Somerset County Council is now […]

How the money will be spent to help prevent future flooding

The Projects Funding from the £10m levels and moors highways funds will be allocated to the following projects: Approximately £1m has already been used to clear-up the area and make the roads safe to use following floods. We are seeking to claim some of this back through a separate government fund (The Bellwin Fund). £75k […]

£20m of proposals to help prevent significant flooding in future unveiled

Proposals totalling more than £20m promising to help prevent significant flooding in the Levels and improve the county’s roads were unveiled by Somerset County Council today. And in a news conference this morning, it was revealed that some of the biggest schemes could be started and finished this year – before further winter floods. The […]

A361 to reopen later today

The A361 between East Lyng and Burrowbridge is set to reopen later today after an inspection by Somerset County Council’s Highways officers. The road has been closed since December 31 due to flooding but has been given the all-clear to reopen from 5pm today (March 14). There is still some water on a short stretch […]