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Storm Ciarán – Reporting Flooding

Following the widespread effects of Storm Ciarán both on the coast and inland, the Environment Agency would like to stress the importance of reporting flooding. If your home or business has flooded, please make sure you report it as soon as you are able to. There are lots of reasons why you should report flooding, most importantly so authorities and agencies can respond to close roads, unblock gullies, and provide an emergency response if required.

While the Environment Agency do have a significant number of staff out on the ground, due to the scale of the event they are unable to cover all areas. They are seeking to build a comprehensive picture of impacts across Wessex so would be very grateful if you could provide any available information regarding flooding in your area with as much detail as possible on timing and location.

Please report online using the Flood Online Reporting Tool

You can also contact the Environment Agency Incident Hotline on 0800 80 70 60. In an emergency please dial 999.

Useful information includes:

  • Residential and commercial properties that are known to have flooded
  • Road, rail or other transport infrastructure affected
  • Any photos or videos of the above and inundated areas of floodplains

Find out more Blog: The Importance of Reporting Flooding | The Flood Hub

 Advice to the public is to:

  • Stay safe and not enter floodwater.
  • Stay away from seafronts, quaysides and jetties, due to the risk of overtopping by waves.
  • Call Floodline on 0345 988 1188 for updates on flooding, to sign up for flood warnings, or to report flooding.
  • Go to the Gov.uk website or search ‘know my flood risk’ to sign up for Environment Agency flood warnings, receive information on the risk in your area and what to do in a flood.  
  • Sign up for Flood Warnings
  • Visit the Environment Agency website www.gov.uk/environment-agency which contains information on current river levels and flooding 
  • Follow on X, formerly known as @EnvAgencySW
  • Visit the facebook page https://www.facebook.com/environmentagencywessex 

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Financial Risk Management Policy - March 2023

Grant Application Kings Coronation Form

The Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III will take place on Saturday 6th May 2023, with an additional bank holiday on Monday 8th May 2023.

We are keen to hear from groups/organisations in Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge that are looking to celebrate the Coronation. The Town Council has £1500 available to allocate to events being organised to celebrate the Kings Coronation. The maximum grant to be allocated per event will be £500.

You must meet the following criteria for your application to be considered:

– The event will be open to all members of the public

– The event will be free of charge

– The event will take place within the Coronation weekend

– The event will take place within Burnham on Sea or Highbridge

 

Applications will close on Monday 6th March at midday. 

Your organisation and contact details

What happens next....
Applications will be considered at the Finance and Resources Committee Meeting on Monday 13th March 2023. You will be notified after this date whether your application has been successful.
Burnham & Highbridge Town Council takes your privacy seriously and will only use your personal information for the purposes of contacting you about this grant. The Council’s privacy notice can be found here.

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