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News press releases and general updates on other projects that relate to Somerset flooding. 
  • Somerset Action plan logo £100,000 boost for Flood Action Plan workThe 20 Year Flood Action Plan was celebrating a £100,000 boost for crucial work to encourage natural flood management on the Somerset Levels and Moors, following recent awards to two of its partner organisations from the Prince's Countryside Fund.
  • Christmas cheer as Beer Wall reopens Christmas cheer as Beer Wall reopensLocal school children helped mark the end of the first phase of a key flood protection scheme for the Somerset Levels and Moors today.
  • Volunteers have been the Level best Volunteers have been the Level bestThe remarkable efforts of volunteers on the flood-hit Somerset Levels and Moors are being recognised this week.
  • Somerset Action plan logo Next step for Parrett BarrierOver the summer, an interim technical report has been drafted about the options for a Parrett Barrier and it has been published today (December 10th).
  • Bridging the gap at Beer Wall Bridging the gap at Beer WallA Somerset County Council-led flood protection scheme on the Somerset Levels reached a major milestone today with the installation of a 60-tonne bridge.
  • A landmark day for Somerset flood protection A landmark day for Somerset flood protectionThe start of a new era in flood protection and management has been welcomed by Somerset County Council following the signing of a landmark agreement today.
  • Defra and local partners set up Somerset Rivers Authority Defra and local partners set up Somerset Rivers AuthorityLocal people in Somerset will be better able to manage flood risk after the Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss announced £1.9 million funding for the Somerset Rivers Authority today that will enable it to start work next year.
  • Major flood prevention works start next week Beer Wall making a big impressionThe first phase of a major flood protection scheme on the Somerset Levels is entering its final stages.
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