• This year will see Elections for Axe Brue IDB, Westhay to Glastonbury Electoral District and North Somerset Levels IDB full Board.   Board Elections follow a prescribed format, as detailed in the  Land Drainage (Election Of Drainage Boards) Regulations 1977 and as amended in consequence of The Land Drainage Act 1991.
  • Due to the current COVID-19 situation, Staff of the SDBC Offices of the Axe Brue, Parrett and North Somerset Levels IDBs at Highbridge will continue working remotely until further notice.  We are continuously evaluating the developing situation and following Governmental guidelines. The Offices will be routinely manned by a skeleton workforce from 19 Jul 2021.  The SDBC Admin Email (admin@somersetdbs.co.uk) will be monitored continuously and all emails actioned ASAP.  During office hours please continue to call: 01278 789906. The Boards will continue to deliver their responsibilities, whilst ensuring the safety of our Officers and operating under remote ‘Home-Working’ conditions, with as little disruption as possible to business outputs although there may be some unavoidable delays incurred that may require a degree of patience and understanding. Where possible, it is strongly recommended that all correspondence with the Boards is via email at the above email address, not via post due to potential delays that may be incurred. In the event of an urgent issue arising, SDBC Duty Officer details can be obtained via the SDBC’s Office Telephone number of 01278 789906. If your call is regarding out-of-hours flooding please contact the Environment Agency on 03708 506 506

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