Somerset Rivers Authority Annual Report 2020-21

Introduction from Councillor David Hall

I am writing as Chair of Somerset Rivers Authority (SRA) to let you know that the SRA’s Annual Report for 2020-21 has just been published. It concentrates on the SRA’s many achievements over the past 12 months and also covers progress on some bigger themes and projects since the devastating floods of 2013-14.

Hundreds of places across Somerset have benefitted from extra flood protection and resilience works funded by the SRA. In 2020-21, the SRA spent £3.344 million on actions designed to protect people, properties, businesses and roads, while enhancing local environments, in accordance with the objectives of Somerset’s 20 Year Flood Action Plan.

Everyone in Somerset is affected directly or indirectly by issues with flooding, so the SRA invests in a wide range of actions countywide to reduce flood risks and increase local resilience when floods do occur.

I have attached two copies of the Annual Report. The longer version gives a large amount of detail about SRA activities and is helpful for exploring what has been done at a very local level, right down to single fields, ponds, ditches and culverts. It includes around 80 photographs plus other illustrations. The shorter version is more selective, but still very informative and visual.

You can also read the entire text, split up into accessible sections, on the SRA’s website. Start at Somerset Rivers Authority Annual Report 2020-21 – Somerset Rivers Authority

I hope very much that you will enjoy reading the SRA Annual Report 2020-21, whichever version you choose.

If you have any comments or questions, or would like to know more, please contact Somerset Rivers Authority on [email protected] or call 01823-355111.

Thank you for your interest and support.

Yours faithfully,

 

Cllr David Hall

Chair, Somerset Rivers Authority