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Ile Valley Children’s Centre

Parents and families can have their say on the Ile Valley (Ilminster) Children’s Centre this month as part of Somerset County Council’s moves to consult with local people on the future running of the service. These consultations are being conducted with a view to ensuring the centres remain open and continue providing their current services.

Auction for flood victims

Auction of promises at Othery Village Hall Due to a bit of a massive error on our part, the following article which was due to be in our March edition got “left behind.” This is particularly galling as it was for a fund raiser for the flooding. I reproduce it below in full with apologies

Flooding Road Shows

The County Council is now arranging small-scale multi-agency events to providing advice and information and answer questions for people returning to flood-hit communities. They will also be listening to residents about the sort of support they need. Residents in several flood-affected communities are invited to come along to Flood Recovery Information Roadshows next week as

Latest Flooding update

Received from the Environment Agency this afternoon, this is the latest situation update. As ever please pass on to those who need it. Equally as ever, this is Environment Agency information and we cannot take responsibility for its accuracy. Weather forecast Dry and settled weather is forecast until Sunday (16 March). There may be some

Secretary of State in Somerton

Secretary of State Ian Duncan-Smith paid a visit Somerton today at the invitation of David Warburton (Conservative candidate for Somerton and Frome) to hear more about the work of the Somerton Jobs Club at the Somerton Methodist Church. Ivor Dixon who runs the job clubs introduced the Secretary of State to some of the job

Flood news received today at 3.15pm

The following update was received from the Environment Agency this afternoon. Please pass on the information to those that need to know and may be unable to access the internet. Downgrading the Severe Flood Warning for Saltmoor and Northmoor including Moorland – a number of properties remain flooded, but the overall extent and depth of

Latest Flooding report from the EA

This latest update was sent to us by the Environment Agency at 4pm this afternoon. As ever please pass it on and share with anyone who you know needs the information. High spring tides High spring tides are predicted between Saturday 1 March and Tuesday 4 March.  The highest is likely to be about 08:00

Flooding update

Here is the latest flooding update from the Environment Agency provided at lunchtime on Monday 24 February 2014  Weather forecast Monday will be a generally dry day with the chance of an isolated shower. A band of rain will move across the area later on Monday evening bringing totals of 5 to 9 mm of

Flooding update

Please find below the latest public information release from the Environment Agency. As ever please do share this information with those who do not have ready access to it: Flood warnings and flooding situation There are still two severe flood warnings in place and three flood warnings. River levels remain very sensitive to further rainfall.

Dredging to begin in March

Many of our readers will be interested in the announcement made by the Environment Agency this morning that a Rivers Parrett and Tone Dredging Project will commence in March “as soon as the waters subside”. Whilst this is to be welcomed, doubts remain that the EA is the right organisation to run this work. The following