Tag Archives: Environment Agency

New barriers to shut the gate on flooding

New gates have been installed at eight locations across the Somerset Levels and Moors to close roads and keep motorists safe in the event of serious flooding. The emergency road closure gates will be used in place of temporary ‘road closed’ signs in an effort to stop vehicles driving through flood water and potentially getting […]

Christmas cheer as Beer Wall reopens

Local school children helped mark the end of the first phase of a key flood protection scheme for the Somerset Levels and Moors today. The youngsters from Othery and Middlezoy primary schools joined Councillor John Osman to officially reopen the A372 following the completion of stage one of works at Beer Wall. Today’s milestone follows […]

Bridging the gap at Beer Wall

A Somerset County Council-led flood protection scheme on the Somerset Levels reached a major milestone today with the installation of a 60-tonne bridge. Over the course of around three hours this morning, the 16m temporary bridge was lowered into place on the A372, spanning a gap that has been cut into the road at Beer […]

Work begins on major flood protection schemes

Work has started on two key flood protection schemes on the Somerset Levels and Moors. The schemes on the A372 at Beer Wall and in Muchelney are being carried out as part of the 20 Year Flood Action Plan and should reduce the likelihood of flooding and minimise the impacts of any flooding that does […]

Key flood schemes poised to start: road closures announced

Work on two major Somerset County Council schemes to protect communities on the Levels and Moors from flooding are due to the start at the end of the month. The road-raising at Muchelney and the introduction of four new culverts on the A372 at Beer Wall are scheduled to start on 29 September. The works […]

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 […]

Flood Recovery Advice and Information Roadshows

Residents in several flood-affected communities are invited to come along to Flood Recovery Information Roadshows next week. The small-scale multi-agency events are providing advice and information and answering questions for people returning to flood-hit communities. They will also be listening to residents about the sort of support they need. Wednesday, 19 March: Stathe 10.30 to […]

A372 road closures and pump removal

The road closure on the A372 Langport Road will remain in place next week for the removal of flood pumps. Due to improving conditions and the reduced flow through the Sowy, the large temporary pumps at Beer Wall (A372) near Aller are no longer needed. These pumps will remain on site over the weekend as […]

Flood fund boost

A further flood funding boost of £500,000 has been proposed for river dredging by Somerset County Council today. It brings the total proposed by the council to £1m and follows a mini flood summit which was held in the county today (Weds). The Council is planning to up its offer of £300,000 for dredging, and […]