Tag Archives: Thorney

Full steam ahead for village flood prevention work

Work has begun this week (August 20) on a flood protection scheme for the village of Thorney on the Somerset Levels, one of the communities badly hit by winter floods. It is part of the 20 Year Flood Action Plan (FAP) for Somerset, where county and district councils, the Environment Agency, the Somerset Drainage Boards […]

Minister gets Flood Action Plan update

Environment Secretary Owen Paterson was in Somerset yesterday to receive an update on the Levels and Moors Flood Action Plan. His latest visit to County Hall underlined the continued Government commitment to the Plan that aims to reduce the impact and risk of flooding in extreme weather. The Plan is being coordinated by Somerset County […]

Thorney ring bank on the way

Released on behalf of all the organisations involved in the 20 Year Flood Action Plan A ring bank flood protection scheme is on its way for Thorney as part of the 20 Year Flood Action Plan (FAP) for Somerset. The Parrett Drainage Board, which is part of the Somerset Drainage Boards Consortium, is preparing to […]

Vice Chairman welcomes HRH Prince of Wales to Somerset

HRH The Prince of Wales was warmly welcomed to Somerset today by volunteers, Local Authority representatives, members of the emergency services and residents affected by the floods. He was met by Vice-Chairman of Somerset County Council, Cllr John Denbee, and over 100 other honoured guests at a special reception held at Stoke St Gregory Village […]