River Parrett In Summer With Swan Of Water And View Of Langport Including Church Tower

How should Wedmore and Langport adapt to climate change?

People living in and around Wedmore and Langport are invited to take part in a major new Somerset climate change project called Adapting the Levels.

Adapting the Levels is about getting lots of different people working with each other and with nature to help the Somerset Levels and Moors cope with increased risks of flooding and drought.

Getting local people together to discuss what they would like to see happen is crucial.

When and where

The next Adapting the Levels public drop-in session will be held in the Ridgway Hall in Langport between 10am and 2pm on Saturday 29 February.

Children and young people are welcome to attend.

The first drop-in session was held in Wedmore Village Hall on Saturday 1 February. More than 120 people turned up for a lively mix of activities and conversation.

Reasons to attend

Attractions include:

  • FREE hot soup, tea, coffee and cake
  • Fun interactive models to explore
  • Chances to share knowledge, ideas and experiences
  • Funding opportunities for nature-based solutions to flooding and drought

A key aim is to start developing a shared vision for a better local future.

More about Adapting the Levels

Adapting the Levels involves communities, farmers and landowners, businesses, local government and water management experts.

It is a partnership project being delivered by Somerset County Council, the Farming & Wildlife Advisory Group SouthWest, and the Somerset Wildlife Trust, with funding from the Interreg 2 Seas European Regional Development Fund and Somerset Rivers Authority. The project will run until 2022.

Adapting the Levels is part of a larger EU Climate Adaptation project called Co-Adapt which involves 12 partners in four countries: Britain, France, the Netherlands and Belgium.

In total Co-Adapt has received €7 million from the Interreg 2 Seas funding programme – a European Territorial Cooperation Programme.

To find out more visit the website: www.adaptingthelevels.com

Back To Top