A draft strategy for reducing the risks and impacts of flooding across Somerset has been published by Somerset Rivers Authority (SRA). Now we want you to give us your views on the strategy and share any concerns that you may have about flooding in Somerset.
A new briefing from local Environment Agency officers, about a range of activities to minimise risks to people and property across the Somerset Levels and Moors. Subjects covered include asset-checking, screen-clearing, monitoring and pumping to prepare for more unsettled weather in catchments already very wet.
A briefing prepared by local Environment Agency officers in Somerset, with lots of information. Subjects include temporary pumps being installed at Currymoor, Saltmoor and Northmoor and the current situation in the Axe-Brue catchment and the Parrett-Tone catchment.
An Environment Agency briefing about flood warnings being issued for Currymoor and Stan Moor, and temporary pumps starting to be deployed. The Environment Agency is a partner in Somerset Rivers Authority (SRA).
A briefing by Environment Agency Wessex - a partner in Somerset Rivers Authority - about preparations for winter on the Somerset Levels and Moors, and two public drop-in events in Moorland and Burrowbridge Village Halls on 5 and 7 December 2023.
Chard residents are being urged to back a new phase of the drive to reduce historic local issues with flooding by joining a pilot project that could see more than 800 water butts handed out to homes in the Somerset…
A three-year project on the National Trust’s Holnicote Estate in Somerset has successfully reconnected a section of a Somerset river to its floodplain to create a new and instantly different waterscape using the innovative ‘Stage 0’ river restoration technique, first pioneered in Oregon, USA. It is the first time the full approach of a river reset has been attempted on a main river at this scale in the UK.
The fifth annual Somerset Community Resilience Day is being held at Wincanton Racecourse on Thursday 5 October, 10am to 4pm. Entrance is FREE, lunch is FREE, and there is a choice of stimulating talks, workshops, demonstrations and activities. PLUS: make a nomination for the Somerset Community Resilience Award 2023.
The Somerset Rivers Authority (SRA) Annual Report 2022-23 covers dozens of activities funded by the SRA between the start of April 2022 and the end of March 2023. During that time, the SRA spent £5.89 million on extra flood protection and resilience works across Somerset.
Somerset Rivers Authority is recruiting a Community Engagement Officer. The job's main purpose is to help people across Somerset be better prepared for flooding. The deadline for applications was 22 June 2023. However, the SRA is also going to be advertising for a Community Engagement Support Officer. This item is therefore being kept for people to read, because it might provide some useful background information for anybody thinking of applying for the Support Officer job.