An ambitious road-raising scheme in Muchelney, which will reduce the impact of future flooding, has won a coveted national award.
Geography pupils at Huish Episcopi Academy visit a major Somerset Levels flood protection scheme.
The lorries have left, the grass has been seeded, and two ring bank flood protection schemes for the village of Thorney on the Somerset Levels are complete.
"The opening of the raised road in and out of Muchelney was a momentous occasion for the residents. We are no longer an island."
People in Somerset will be better able to manage their own flood risks after Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss today (8 December, 2014) announced £1.9 million funding for Somerset Rivers Authority, enabling it to start work next year.
The vision of creating a Somerset Rivers Authority to oversee Somerset’s Flood Action Plan was today backed by Somerset County Council’s Cabinet (12 November, 2014).
Work has begun on a new ring bank for Thorney on the Somerset Levels, a hamlet badly hit by the floods of winter 2013-14.
The leaders of Somerset's 20 Year Flood Action Plan meet the Government's new Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss.
Somerset Flood Action Plan leaders agree to put urgent proposals for a Somerset Rivers Authority to the Government's Environment Minister.
Leaders of organisations working to reduce the risk and impact of flooding in Somerset have welcomed Government investment of £13 million into the county's 20 Year Flood Action Plan.