‘Refuse rescue’ for flood villages

Somerset Waste Partnership.pngA waste removal operation for the marooned villages of Muchelney, Muchelney Ham and Thorney has been carried out today [Tuesday 21 January]. The task involved local people, Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP), Somerset County Council’s civil contingencies team, and the Somerset Rural Community Council’s village agent. Flooded roads in and out of the villages are impassable except by the largest tractors, and so scores of households have been without waste collections, leaving their rubbish and recycling piling up. Full Story: Read More


River Parrett.jpegJust like the water, feelings are running high amongst people in the Burrowbridge area as they face the trial of living with floods for the second year running. An anxious group of worried locals gathered at the marooned pub, The King Alfred on the swollen banks of the River Parrett, to voice their feelings of helplessness to Rebecca Pow, Prospective MP for Taunton Deane, the first politician who has ventured near them. Full Story: Read More

Response to flooding in South Somerset

Somerset floodsSouth Somerset District Council has been responding to calls for help in the district after heavy rain has caused severe flooding in large parts of the district. Flood warnings have been issued in many parts of the district by the Environment Agency and with the water still potentially rising in the rivers, along with the run-off of water from the fields, there is still the danger of flooding in some areas. Full Story: Read More