I am writing as Chair of Somerset Rivers Authority (SRA) to give you some information about the SRA’s 2020-21 programme of additional flood protection and resilience works. Could I please ask that you forward this email on to your councillors?
Twenty-three new SRA projects costing nearly £2.7million are to be funded, some of these are local projects, some have countywide impacts.
Attached, are a one-page summary and a basic map outlining the locations of different activities.
Because we expect that some people will want to know more about specific schemes, a longer and more detailed account of all 23 projects is also provided as a PDF, or the same information can be read online at https://www.somersetriversauthority.org.uk/flood-risk-work/sra-enhanced-programme-works-2020-2021/
There is no one single solution to Somerset’s flooding challenges, and everyone in the county is affected in different ways.
That is why the SRA invests in a wide range of actions across river catchments, towns, villages, rural areas and roads at risk of flooding, all in addition to the usual works which continue to be carried out by the Environment Agency, Internal Drainage Boards and the county and district councils.
This winter, many different works previously funded by the SRA have helped to protect people and places from flooding.
But we need to keep tackling challenges countywide, and on some projects – such as the new Trees for Water Action Fund – your local knowledge and ideas will be invaluable.
If you have any questions or comments, please get in touch by emailing Somerset Rivers Authority on [email protected] or calling 01823-355111.
Thank you for your interest and support.
Cllr David Hall
Chair, Somerset Rivers Authority
Further Information related to the Enhanced Programme Basic Map & Enhanced Programme Summary 2020-21 can be obtained from the Clerks Office. File to large to upload onto the Website.