Tag Archives: Muchelney

High speed broadband helps flood-hit Muchelney firms rebuild their businesses

Across Langport, Somerton and Castle Cary, more than 6,440 households and businesses can access superfast fibre broadband thanks to the CDS rollout scheme; news welcomed by MP David Warburton. The multi-million pound Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) partnership is helping the revitalisation of a Somerset village, which was hit by its worst flooding for 90 […]

More national acclaim for Muchelney road-raising scheme

The innovative road-raising scheme at Muchelney has been highly commended at the prestigious National Transport Awards – narrowly missing out on the top prize to Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 2. The Somerset County Council-led scheme was short-listed in the Construction and Engineering Project of the Year category, and comes just months after winning the Effective Transport […]

Muchelney scheme on the road to further recognition

The award-winning road raising scheme at Muchelney has been nominated for a second industry accolade. The Somerset County Council-led scheme has been short-listed for the National Transport Awards. This follows its winning of the Effective Transport and Infrastructure Delivery Award at The MJ (Municipal Journal) Achievement Awards in June. The scheme saw 500m of road […]

Muchelney road-raising scheme wins top award

An ambitious scheme to reduce the impact of future flooding in Somerset was crowned the winner of a prestigious national award in London last week. Somerset County Council’s scheme to raise the road to Muchelney won the Effective Transport and Infrastructure Delivery Award in The Municipal Journal (MJ) Achievement Awards 2015. The scheme, which saw […]

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 […]

Muchelney villagers raise the roof for raised road

Around a hundred Muchelney residents came out to celebrate the opening of its landmark raised road at the weekend. Cllr John Osman, Leader of Somerset County Council, performed the formal opening ceremony with the help of local youngsters and some of the village’s oldest residents, including 93-year-old Bill Daniels. They were joined by representatives from […]

Much to celebrate as Muchelney’s raised road set to reopen

The village of Muchelney will gather tomorrow to help Somerset County Council reopen the raised road that should stop it being cut-off by any future flooding. A 500 metre stretch of road has been raised, by more than a metre in places, to keep it open, even in the event of flooding on the same […]

Secretary of State on the road in Muchelney

The Secretary of State for Transport visited Somerset today for a first-hand lookat the road-raising scheme in Muchelney. Patrick McLoughlin visited the Levels and Moors with Somerset County Council Leader John Osman to find out how some of the Department for Transport’s money is being spent to reduce the likelihood and impact of flooding. At […]

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 […]

Community drop-ins for key flood schemes

Local residents are being invited to drop-in events next week to find out more about two key flood protection schemes and their associated road closures. The events will be a chance for people to get more information and ask questions about the road-raising scheme in Muchelney and the project to install new culverts at Beer […]