The Environment Agency held a well attended and informative drop in session at the Village Hall today to explain the work about to start on the Allermoor spillway. This will be a major project taking place over the next few months. Around 500 meters of bank is involved and the new concrete crest being installed will ensure a consistent water level and reduce the possibility of future breaches and bank collapses. This should provide a permanent solution in place of the emergency repairs that took place in March.
It will result in more traffic movements, with the main access to the site via Combe and Monksleaze Clyce.
Repairs to the spillway is part of an ongoing review of the whole Sowy area, including work at Bere Wall (Seven Bends) which is under the control of the County Council Highways department. There is a separate public meeting in Othery to discuss this later in the month - details to follow.
In the meantime, you can keep up to date with dredging on the Parrett and Tone confluence in the latest EA bulletin, by clicking here.