• What is the Somerset Rivers Authority?

    Launched on January 31, the Somerset Rivers Authority (SRA) will work effectively to reduce the frequency, severity and duration of future flooding in Somerset, by unifying the efforts of the drainage boards, the Environment Agency, councils and communities to be better prepared. The SRA will work to provide a long-term, sustainable solution to the problem of flooding in Somerset, by securing sustainable funding streams, co-ordinating and strengthening efforts to improve flood protection and drainage systems, and by strengthening the resilience of those communities in Somerset that are most vulnerable to flooding. This work will secure the future well-being not only of residents in Somerset, but also those in Devon and Cornwall who were indirectly impacted by the 2013/14 winter flooding. Please visit the www.somersetriversauthority.org.uk website to learn more about SRA’s work, how it is being funded and key Flood Action Plan achievements in the past year. The website also lists the dates, papers and location of SRA board meetings, all of which are open to the public. Signing the Local Memorandum of Understanding: Picture2 (seated L~R) Somerset County Council Cllr John Osman (Chairman) and  Axe Brue Internal Drainage Board Jeff Fear (standing L~R) Taunton Deane Borough Council Cllr John Williams, Axe Brue Internal Drainage Board Ray Adlam, Mendip District Council Cllr Harvey Siggs, Parrett Internal Drainage Board Tony Bradford (Vice-Chairman), South Somerset District Council Cllr Ric Pallister, Sedgemoor District Council Cllr Dawn Hill, Parrett Internal Drainage Board Peter Maltby,  Natural England Mark Jones, West Somerset Council Cllr Tim Taylor, Environment Agency Nick Gupta and Wessex Regional Flood and Coastal Committee David Jenkins.  
  • The Somerset Drainage Board Consortium has prominent offices at the entrance of Bank Street Car Park in Highbridge.WP_20150422_15_14_07_Pro The building, previously a bank and home of the National Blind Children’s Society, now provides two meeting rooms, administration and engineering suites as well as other offices, with disabled access to the ground and first floors. The Board officers are available Monday – Friday from 09:00 to 17:00 at Bradbury House, 33-34 Market Street, Highbridge, TA9 3BW. Telephone and fax numbers: Tel: 01278 789906, Fax: 01278 792914. Email address for all contact with the Board is: admin@somersetdbs.co.uk
  • New Parrett and Axe Brue Drainage Board maps available on our website

    Parrett IDB Parish Map We have recently updated our mapping pages on our website. You can now look to see the locations of Board maintained watercourses in relation to your own land or property. In order to make the maps more user friendly we have divided them up into Parishes and included Board Boundaries and other important features. Click here to visit our map pages
  • View From Cheddar GorgeWelcome…..

    ….to the  website of the Somerset Consortium of Drainage Boards. This site contains information regarding the Boards members, meetings, operations, planning, policies, environment, officers, byelaws and forms.   We welcome all comments / feedback regarding any aspect of this site

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