Drainage Rate Increase 2020

Special Levy and Drainage Rate Increase FY2020/2021 Despite an annual increase in operating costs for the past 5 years, the Special Levy/Drainage Rates have been artificially constrained to an average annual increase of 1% since 2014 in order to minimise the impact of any increase on the Local Authorities that make up, and have the majority of seats on, the Boards. The actual costs of running the Boards has increased on an annual basis;...

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Notice to Farmers & Riparian Owners 20/21 Rhyne Works

AXE BRUE, PARRETT & NORTH SOMERSET LEVELS DRAINAGE BOARDS Notice to Farmers and Riparian Owners 2020-21 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 or on...

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Working from Home

At the Drainage Boards we continue our important work by working remotely, but always together!  These ‘Working from home selfies’ have been produced to promote a positive outlook to the current climate, as part of our continuing Health & Wellbeing Awareness...

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SDBC Working From Home advice

As part of our Health & Well being awareness programme, we have produced an SDBC Working from Home advice sheet. You will find some hints and tips on how to reduce the feeling of isolation and how to create a work space. The advice sheet is shown below and is available to download here. As we move to working from home as a temporary measure, it is important to keep connected to reduce feelings of isolation, and help you feel connected with...

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