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Flood Recovery News:

On 5th February 2014 the Environment Agency issued two severe flood warnings - one for the Fordgate and Northmoor area and the second for the A361 from East Lyng to Burrowbridge. As of the 17th of March these were no longer in force.

For £5,000 Repair and Renewal Grant information and application forms (for residents and businesses) please visit: Repair and Renewal Grants (including application forms)

Moorland Village Hall: Following significant flood damage to Moorland Village hall a Moorland and Fordgate community hub was open and available to the residents of Moorland & Fordgate. The Community Hub was a space to find information, chat, have some time out, meet organisations, ask questions, meet with neighbours and have a cuppa. The cabin was situated outside the village hall.

As of the 18th November 2014 the cabin has been removed. After significant works Moorland Village Hall reopened for community use on 20th November 2014.

Works to boost flood protection for St Saviours Avenue, Bridgwater: This £36,000 project, which protects Homes in Sedgemoor bungalows and other houses in St Saviours Avenue, was jointly funded by Sedgemoor District Council and Governmental flood grants with contributions from Homes in Sedgemoor. For more information on the work completed during October 2014 please visit: St Saviours Avenue Flood protection works complete

Fortnightly Flood Support and Information meetings: The Community Council for Somerset, starting on the 9th of July, hosted fortnightly meetings every other Wednesday between 06:00 and 08:00pm. These meetings were held at North Petherton Bowling Club and have now ceased.

Somerset Levels and Moors 20 Year Flood Action Plan: Monthly progress updates are available via:  http://somersetnewsroom.com/flood-action-plan/

Updates from the Environment Agency (EA): You can find updates in full on the EA website at: www.gov.uk/government/publications/somerset-levels-and-moors-reducing-the-risk-of-flooding. Dredging of 8km of the Rivers Tone and Parrett was completed on 29th October 2014.  

From November 2014, the telephone number for the Environment Agency's Floodline service will be 0345 988 1188. Floodline is a telephone service that provides a reliable source of current information on river and coastal flood risk across the country. As well as having recorded information on warnings that are in force, advisors give advice on how to prepare for flooding, check property risk and manage customer flood warning registrations.

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