Bank being built at Huntworth to protect over 1000 Bridgwater homes from flooding

Work being done in Huntworth to protect Bridgwater

Work being done in Huntworth to protect Bridgwater

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A BANK is being built at Huntworth to protect more than 1,000 homes on the outskirts of Bridgwater from flooding.

Diggers are constructing a temporary earth flood bank at right angles to the River Parrett, the railway and the canal just south of Huntworth village.

The Environment Agency is stressing that this is a precautionary measure and there is no immediate risk of flooding in Bridgwater.

The plan is this will help hold back any floodwater that may come down the system from Northmoor.

New pumps are being placed at New House Farm on Huntworth Lane which will remove the floodwater should it start collecting behind the new flood bank.

Temporary defences and pumps are still being built to protect homes in Moorland but some of these are now being overwhelmed, with the drain level at Northmoor pumping station rising by about 2mm an hour.

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10:09pm Tue 11 Feb 14

Blue Owl says...

I am afraid, I have lost any Faith , Trust in any thing that now comes from the Environment Agency, they are wholly responsible for the devastation out in the Villages of BurrowBridge, Moorland, Athelney, and the flooded Moors and Farms on MiddleMoor, Saltmoor, and the Seven Sisters Othery, to Aller Rd and the A361 to Taunton.
They are not Fit For Purpose, not the Engineers on the Flood Defenses, but the Top Bosses, and Middle Management, who followed the Edit from Lord Chris Smith, ( Lab) Chair of the Quango, who on £100.000 per year for a max 3 Day week, £2000.00 per week, nice work if you can get it, one of Blair or Browns Placements..........
Jobs for the Boys, Trouts in the troughs. !!!
The agency needs to be dismantled from the Top -Down, the Powers returned to the individual Drainage Boards, with the Financial resources to correct the Damage done, over the last 20 years, since inception..........
The dredging, and pumping of water must continue, at whatever cost, if money needs to be diverted from overseas aid Budgets, so be it. We must look after our residents first and foremost........
Likewise, the railway lines through Somerset to Cornwall, must be renewed ,re- routed if neccessary. The money earmarked for the New Super track rail services to the North, delayed....... The Monies used to secure the South West Rail service, to a standard fit for this the 21 Century......The Dawlish rail track should be abandoned, and a new inland route laid......
With the Latest German Track laying Locomotives, that can single handedly
Lay track at an astonishing rate. This is highly possible.....
We need to ensure that, the infrastructure, is sound, that we never endure these flood disaster for a further year, two years is 2 to many......
David L Preece
Blue-Owl
I am afraid, I have lost any Faith , Trust in any thing that now comes from the Environment Agency, they are wholly responsible for the devastation out in the Villages of BurrowBridge, Moorland, Athelney, and the flooded Moors and Farms on MiddleMoor, Saltmoor, and the Seven Sisters Othery, to Aller Rd and the A361 to Taunton. They are not Fit For Purpose, not the Engineers on the Flood Defenses, but the Top Bosses, and Middle Management, who followed the Edit from Lord Chris Smith, ( Lab) Chair of the Quango, who on £100.000 per year for a max 3 Day week, £2000.00 per week, nice work if you can get it, one of Blair or Browns Placements.......... Jobs for the Boys, Trouts in the troughs. !!! The agency needs to be dismantled from the Top -Down, the Powers returned to the individual Drainage Boards, with the Financial resources to correct the Damage done, over the last 20 years, since inception.......... The dredging, and pumping of water must continue, at whatever cost, if money needs to be diverted from overseas aid Budgets, so be it. We must look after our residents first and foremost........ Likewise, the railway lines through Somerset to Cornwall, must be renewed ,re- routed if neccessary. The money earmarked for the New Super track rail services to the North, delayed....... The Monies used to secure the South West Rail service, to a standard fit for this the 21 Century......The Dawlish rail track should be abandoned, and a new inland route laid...... With the Latest German Track laying Locomotives, that can single handedly Lay track at an astonishing rate. This is highly possible..... We need to ensure that, the infrastructure, is sound, that we never endure these flood disaster for a further year, two years is 2 to many...... David L Preece Blue-Owl Blue Owl
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12:12pm Wed 12 Feb 14

lifecentrestage says...

David L Preece,

Will you join in a public discussion, about a non-government funded new 'Somerset Lake' - a deep water lake system, which could increase the level of remaining farmland, protect homes and railway lines - provide renewed vitality to hobbies, jobs and wildlife habitat - AS A PERMANENT SOLUTION TO SOMERSET LEVEL FLOODING? Contact me: Richard Sibley (07805) 850569.

I am making contact with all the various interests. Are you with me?
David L Preece, Will you join in a public discussion, about a non-government funded new 'Somerset Lake' - a deep water lake system, which could increase the level of remaining farmland, protect homes and railway lines - provide renewed vitality to hobbies, jobs and wildlife habitat - AS A PERMANENT SOLUTION TO SOMERSET LEVEL FLOODING? Contact me: Richard Sibley (07805) 850569. I am making contact with all the various interests. Are you with me? lifecentrestage
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10:11am Mon 17 Feb 14

Blue Owl says...

lifecentrestage wrote:
David L Preece,

Will you join in a public discussion, about a non-government funded new 'Somerset Lake' - a deep water lake system, which could increase the level of remaining farmland, protect homes and railway lines - provide renewed vitality to hobbies, jobs and wildlife habitat - AS A PERMANENT SOLUTION TO SOMERSET LEVEL FLOODING? Contact me: Richard SibleyI am more than happy to link with yourself in order to promote all possible ways to ensure that this Never Happens again. !!!!!
The Dredging Work must Start, the Punping Continuing, I also have written and proposed that the ' Dutch Pumps ' in Situ, must be Purchased and remain as the Back-up for future Years.
That the E Agency be Stripped of their Remit, and the Powers Returned to the Original Drainage aboard Consortium, which must also be revamped back to Local Members Responsible, And I mean Responsible for our River Parrett and the R. Tone.
With the Funding to carry out and do what ever is deems neccessary to prevent a further Year or years of this 2012-2013 Disaster.
Please Reply and get in Contact
My email is davidpreece2@aol.co.
uk
[quote][p][bold]lifecentrestage[/bold] wrote: David L Preece, Will you join in a public discussion, about a non-government funded new 'Somerset Lake' - a deep water lake system, which could increase the level of remaining farmland, protect homes and railway lines - provide renewed vitality to hobbies, jobs and wildlife habitat - AS A PERMANENT SOLUTION TO SOMERSET LEVEL FLOODING? Contact me: Richard SibleyI am more than happy to link with yourself in order to promote all possible ways to ensure that this Never Happens again. !!!!! The Dredging Work must Start, the Punping Continuing, I also have written and proposed that the ' Dutch Pumps ' in Situ, must be Purchased and remain as the Back-up for future Years. That the E Agency be Stripped of their Remit, and the Powers Returned to the Original Drainage aboard Consortium, which must also be revamped back to Local Members Responsible, And I mean Responsible for our River Parrett and the R. Tone. With the Funding to carry out and do what ever is deems neccessary to prevent a further Year or years of this 2012-2013 Disaster. Please Reply and get in Contact My email is davidpreece2@aol.co. uk Blue Owl
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