Tag Archives: flood

Using nature to reduce Somerset flood risk

Three projects that will use nature to reduce flood risk in and around Somerset are moving forward thanks to £2.53m in European grants. The County Council and partners bid for funding for the schemes that will help the county adapt to climate change by reducing flood risk through natural flood management rather than engineering. The […]

Toast to the completion of the Beer Wall flood works

Somerset County Council and partners today toasted the formal finishing of the second stage of major flood protection works at Beer Wall. The four culverts, measuring 2 metres tall by 3 metres wide, installed under the A372 will allow water to pass under the road at times of severe flooding, as well as paving the […]

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’s new community flood support boat needs a name – can you help?

Somerset County Council is today launching a competition to find a suitable name for the county’s new community flood support boat. The new boat arrived in Somerset last month and will be based at the Maunsel Lock Canal Centre near North Newton where it will be kept on standby in case of future flooding emergencies. […]

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 Mitigation Fund: Still time to apply for share of £200,000

Town and Parish Councils or community groups can still apply for part of a £200,000 fund to help communities be more resilient against the effects of flooding. The fund was announced in January as part of the County Council’s response to the serious flooding experienced this winter.  It is aimed at small scale community schemes […]

Canalside Flood meetings come to an end

After more than three months of providing information and advice for flood-hit residents, the regular Canalside Flood meetings have come to an end. All the support will still be available through the usual routes, but in light of falling attendance the multi-agency meetings will no longer take place. The meetings at the venue near Bridgwater […]

Community update – Somerset Levels Flooding

For the latest version of this update, visit http://www.somersetnewsroom.com 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.   Latest news   Canalside Flood Assistance Centre Meeting The Canalside Flood Assistance Centre will take place tomorrow, Wednesday 7 May at the Canalside Conference Centre in […]

Community Update – 11.04.14

For latest weather forecasts, visit the Met Office www.metoffice.gov.uk For flood warnings, visit www.environment-agency.gov.uk or call 0345 988 1188. Latest news Canalside Flood Assistance Centre meeting After public consultation, the well-attended Canalside Flood Assistance Centre meetings will now take place every fortnight, rather than weekly, with immediate effect. The next Canalside meeting will take place at the Canalside […]

Community update – Somerset Levels Flooding

Friday 28 March 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. Dredging update The Environment Agency is due to start dredging the River Parrett from Monday. Dredging will start at Moorland House Farm with a long reach excavator. This is one of the key elements […]