Parrett IDB – Area Operations Manager

APPOINTMENT OF AREA OPERATIONS MANAGER The Consortium is seeking to appoint a suitably experienced person to fill the position of Area Operations Manager in the Parrett IDB area. This is a responsible and rewarding role with lots of variety from day to day. The successful applicant will be expected to have a track record of management and organisation of a small in house workforce and contractors who carry out land, water management or...

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Afternoon Tea at the Drainage Board

The Drainage Board’s end of year fundraising event was held on Thursday 22 November 2018, with an 80’s themed coffee morning. Fun and games were carried out during the morning, including Play Your Cards Right, Little Yellow Digger Challenge, Scalextric and fancy dress.  Mocktails imaginatively named after in-view watercourses were enjoyed with cake and cookies. Generous donations and raffle prizes provided an amazing £340 for our...

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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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