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27/06/2014 at 18:31

I'd meant to post this earlier but completely forgot

Some of you may have heard the I/view on the Today prog this am with the soon to depart head of the Environment Agency.  For those  who didn't and are interested....................

It would appear that the dredging of Rivers Parret and Tone are well on schedule if not actually completed.  As for ongoing  management, there is some question as to whether the EA will be responsible in the future..........more responsibility will perhaps be at a local level.........i.e.  Drainage Board and Landowners.  Also there is talk of installing a Sluice system on the Parrett at Bridgwater to mitigate the incoming flow from the Bristol Channel. 

That was just the gist that I doubt there are sites/info boards which will provide more detail.  Just thought that those of you who have followed this thread from the beginning and have supported the effort but are too far away to hear our localised news might find it of interest

27/06/2014 at 19:16

I hope it all get you sorted Philippa. 

27/06/2014 at 19:44


27/06/2014 at 23:52

philippa, that is very interesting. Last Autumn when there was a danger of East Anglia flooding because of high tides (as happened in 1953) I spent hours trying to contact the EA, both by phone and on their website with no luck. I complained sharply by email and the response was 'that they hadn't realised so many people would try to get onto the site'!!! If local responsibility is taken out of their hands that can only be a good thing; they seem to me to be out of touch with the reality of flooding.

28/06/2014 at 20:03


28/06/2014 at 20:08

It's the sea that's the threat here isn't it artjak. Drainage of the rivers seems more sorted. I think our place is OK til the sea level rises some more so if you ever do have to evacuate we have a spare room

29/06/2014 at 10:25

Nut, you are so kind; and I promise to help you with weeding in exchange

04/07/2014 at 15:33

A bit of a bump in case anyone is interested

04/07/2014 at 16:20

Always interested

Am assuming that all plants have now been delivered to Langport but have no idea whether more are required.  I guess most of us are now busy in our own gardens but it would be helpful to know if another "push" is required at the end of the summer.......maybe cuttings that have been grown on,  plants divided, etc.?

I'd certainly be happy to collect again from J 24 and deliver  if anyone needs 

04/07/2014 at 16:35

Philippa, I think we need Rosie to tell us about that as she uses facebook.

04/07/2014 at 18:50

I will check it out, folks!  Watch this space...

04/07/2014 at 19:43

Thanks Rosie

05/07/2014 at 08:34

08/07/2014 at 21:11

A little bump to keep everything lively...the weather here in the Fens has been pretty fab; both rain and sun. Rosie we await your facebook news

09/07/2014 at 20:55

Have been harvesting fruit and veg all day; may have to make gooseberry wine (there is only so much gooseberry fool that one can eat)

Little bump

10/07/2014 at 16:52

Still waiting to hear from my fb contacts.  Sorry!  Will chase.

Fabulous day here.  Hope the weather holds for the weekend, we've big party in the garden (50 or so people coming) so we don't want rain!

Bumpity bump



10/07/2014 at 17:41

Fingers crossed for your party here but very windy..........if sunny here at weekend, I'll make sure to send over Bristol Channel for you

10/07/2014 at 18:27

10/07/2014 at 19:30

Hope you have a lovely time Rose.

11/07/2014 at 22:29

Hope your garden party went with a swing Rosie, weather here in Bath still very hot and sunny so hope you had the same (although I would like some rain tonight)