Friday, 31 January 2014

Update for 31/1

Friday 31 January 2014
Weather forecast
Wet and windy weather will spread east across the area today (Friday 31 Jan) with some heavy rain and gales. Widespread rainfall bringing totals of between 15 and 20 mm are expected.  Catchments are saturated and all rivers are expected to respond to the rain.

Thursday, 30 January 2014

Flood situation 29 Jan.

Weather forecast
The rainfall totals for Wednesday are up to 5mm as light rain. Thursday is set to be a mainly dry day, with totals of up to 2mm.
Friday will see high winds combined with low pressure and high rainfall totals. Totals at present are forecast to be between 10-15mm for Friday afternoon and into Saturday. Winds will be Force 5/6 in a southerly direction. Combined with low pressure, this is likely to cause some coastal issues at high tide on Friday.
The wind is forecast to change direction to more of a westerly direction on Saturday, which will have a bigger impact at high tides, with the wind due to stay up at around the Force 6 strength.
Flooding situation
There are still five flood warnings in place across the area; all of which are on the Somerset Levels and Moors.
The levels on the upper reaches of the Somerset Levels and Moors (upstream of Langport) are dropping following the rainfall yesterday. Rivers will remain sensitive and respond quickly to any further rain. Levels on the lower reaches of the catchment are stable but remain high. 
Read the full report here.

Monday, 27 January 2014

Aller Parish Council on Twitter and Facebook

Aller Parish Council has a Twitter account and a FaceBook page as well as this website. The Twitter page can be found at and for FaceBook, and 'Like' the page to keep updated on the latest Aller PC news, including updates on flooding. This is supplemented by old technology in the form of the Aller Bush Telegraph.

We're looking at better ways of communicating information around the village, particularly relevant in times of emergency, so if you have any suggestions, put a comment on this post, or use one of the other media.

27/1 flooding update

Monday 27 January 2014
Weather forecast
A band of showery rain is forecast to move through the region this evening and tomorrow followed by drier weather on Wednesday and Thursday. Heavy rain is possible again on Friday afternoon into Saturday. This will coincide with the high tides on Saturday.

Friday, 24 January 2014

Latest from EA (24/1/14)

Friday 24 January 2014
Weather forecast
Friday: Light rain/drizzle (up to 12mm) is expected until approximately 20:00.
Saturday: Saturday is expected to be dry, with the possibility of occasional showers.
Sunday: A thin band of rain, with possible intense showers, is expected between 09:00 to 15:00. This rain will last for 4 to 6 hours. 10-15mm of rain is expected.
General information
We are continuing with works to the banks of the River Parrett. We are placing large dumpy bags of clay material, on the left bank of the River Parrett just downstream of the main Road Bridge at Burrowbridge and working downstream towards Newhouse Farm. The dumpy bags will provide additional protection in time for the high tides which could further affect levels on the Parrett towards the end of next week.

Thursday, 16 January 2014

Vacancy for Parish Councillor



Notice is hereby given in accordance with Section 87 of the Local Government Act 1972 that a vacancy has occurred on the Aller Parish Council.

Unless a request for an election to be held is submitted in writing to the Proper Officer of South Somerset District Council at The Council Offices, Brympton Way, Yeovil, Somerset BA20 2HT by 31st January 2014 by ten electors for the Parish of Aller the Parish Council will proceed to fill the vacancy by co-option.

Emma Meecham
Clerk to the Council

13 January 2014