Dry Weather Notice

PROLONGED DRY WEATHER CONDITIONS NOTICE TO RATE PAYERS The current prolonged dry conditions have depleted the available water resources to the Drainage District and it is becoming increasingly difficult to supply water and manage water levels in the rhyne network. The Drainage Board is working to achieve the best conditions it can for rate payer’s needs in the viewed rhyne network. However IT IS HIGHLY LIKELY THAT WATER LEVELS WILL CONTINUE TO...

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Afternoon Tea at the Drainage Board

The annual Afternoon Tea at the Drainage Board was held on Tuesday 21 August 2018, attended by Board members, Highbridge Chamber of Trade & Commerce, members of the public, family & friends and Drainage Board officers. With generous donations and raffle prizes, the Afternoon Tea raised an amazing £250 for our 2018 nominated charity – Brainwave to support the fun and learning provided at the Brainwave South West at Huntworth,...

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Somerset Rivers Authority End of Year Report

This post is on behalf of Somerset Rivers Authority, to tell you about its End of Year Report for 2017-18. Please see the short introduction below from the SRA Chairman Cllr John Osman, a link to the PDF’s is at the end of the report. INTRODUCTORY EMAIL FROM CLLR JOHN OSMAN I am writing as Chair of Somerset Rivers Authority (SRA) to let you know that the SRA has just published its End of Year Report 2017-18, showing what the SRA has...

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Annual Return ~ Axe Brue IDB

Annual Return 31.03.2018 Axe Brue IDB has completed an annual return, in accordance with proper practices summarising its activities. The annual return for year ending 31 March 2018 is available to download here. Axe Brue and Parrett IDB Notice of public rights and publication of unaudited annual governance and accountability return, accounts for the year ended 31 March 2018, in accordance with the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014...

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Notice to Farmers and Riparian Owners – 2018/19 Rhyne Works

AXE BRUE DRAINAGE BOARD & PARRETT DRAINAGE BOARD Notice to Farmers and Riparian Owners 2018/19 Rhyne Works The Boards and the Board’s sub-contractors will require access to the viewed rhynes to carry out routine weed cutting works (under Sections 14, 15 and 64 of the Land Drainage Act 1991). The proposed timing of works will take place in accordance with the schedule of works, which is available on the Board’s web site...

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Assessment of the impact of water level management on flood risk

The Somerset Drainage Boards Consortium has undertaken an assessment of the role of water level management in the severity of flooding in Somerset. Understandable concerns have been raised that the maintenance of seasonal water levels can increase the severity of flooding by occupying storage capacity in ditches.  Therefore, the Somerset Drainage Boards Consortium has assessed the effects of water level management on flooding in order to...

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