We recently held our annual Afternoon Tea; with generous donations from Board members, officers and local residents we raised a staggering £350 towards our annual total for Brainwave which now stands at over £530 towards helping children with disabilities and additional needs to achieve greater independence. Our sincere gratitude to all who helped make the event a success, whether by baking cakes and scones, preparing homemade jam, donating raffle prizes, joining us for Afternoon Tea, donating money or setting up/serving/cleaning up; we couldn’t have done it without you – Thank you!
Our nominated Charity for 2017 is the Bridgwater branch of Brainwave.
We are planning Coffee Mornings, Afternoon Tea, Raffles and the new 3 Tors Challenge!
3 Tors Challenge!
Brent Knoll; Glastonbury Tor; Burrow Mump!
That’s right, this year we are getting physical! 3 evenings, 3 Tors and many exhausted Drainage Board Officers! Why not join us? Brent Knoll on Tuesday 5 September; Glastonbury Tor on Wednesday 13 September and Burrow Mump on Friday 22 September.
Sponsor forms are now available ~ please contact the IDB office to find your local participating officer or to make a donation.
GUEST SPEAKERS FOR MEETINGS
If you are a Parish Council, local interest group, Young Farmers group or professional body, the Board is able to supply speakers for your meeting, where you have an interest in flood risk, water level management or catchment water management in or near the Somerset Levels and Moors, or would like to know more of the working of an Internal Drainage Board.
Please contact the Clerk at our offices in Highbridge.
Picture: South Drain Near Shapwick Heath
Exciting Employment Opportunities with the Somerset Drainage Boards Consortium
The Axe Brue and Parrett Boards are public statutory bodies with responsibilities for flood protection, land drainage and the environment.
Both are members of the Association of Drainage Authorities.
If you are interested in working for the Somerset Drainage Boards Consortium, please take a look at the available vacancies:
Noticeboard – Job Vacancies
For an informal chat regarding available positions please call: 01278 789906.
The Drainage Boards are an Equal Opportunities Employer.
Unfortunately we have no Apprenticeship vacancies at this time.
The Somerset Drainage Board Consortium has prominent offices at the entrance of Bank Street Car Park in Highbridge.
The building includes two meeting rooms, administration and engineering suites , with disabled access to the ground and first floors.
Office hours: Monday – Friday from 09:00 to 17:00
Bradbury House, 33-34 Market Street, Highbridge, TA9 3BW.
Tel: 01278 789906, Fax: 01278 792914.