Flood risk assessment to take place

PARISH councillors are meeting during one of the highest tides of the year to assess the risk of major flooding.

PARISH councillors are meeting during one of the highest tides of the year to assess the risk of major flooding.

Councillors from Wick St Lawrence and Kingston Seymour parish councils will gather on Saturday at Tutshill Sluice, just inland of the River Yeo at Congresbury.

MP John Penrose and North Somerset councillors will also be present to see how high the waters will reach and if the present defences have deteriorated over the years.

A scheme to prevent floods to farmland and houses in each parish, which involved digging out clay in nearby fields, has been postponed by the Environment Agency while a survey of the entire estuary is carried out.


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Wick St Lawrence Parish Council chairman, Councillor John Parsons, said: “Funding in these areas may be a priority and we would like to know when the scheme will go ahead.”

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