South Newton & Stoford, Wiltshire, UK

Parish Council Meeting:

Wed 8th January 2020. Draft Minutes

 

Next Meeting: 

Wed 5th Feb 20 @ 7.30pm  Agenda

Swans W.I.  February meeting report plus 5th March 2020 meeting details 

200 Club - January Winners

REGULAR ITEMS

Valley Art; details here

St Andrew's Church - and a "Thank You" from the  Parochial Church Council

&

An Extract from Secretary's Report

Flood Alert

A Flood Alert has been issued by the Environment Agency.

 

River Wylye and tributaries

 

Flooding is possible - be prepared

 

River levels remain high at the South Newton river gauge. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for tributaries between Norton Ferris and Wilton. Further light rainfall is forecast later on Saturday afternoon and overnight into Sunday which will sustain the current high river levels throughout the weekend. High groundwater levels are adding to river levels and so we expect river levels to remain high for the rest of the week. Our incident response staff are in contact with community flood wardens and volunteers. Please consider installing property flood resilience equipment and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated on Monday 24/02/20, or as the situation changes. We are closely monitoring the situation.

 

This information was last updated at 11:28am Friday 21 February 2020

What you should consider doing now

 

  • Monitor local water levels and weather conditions.  

  • Get ready to act on your flood plan if you have one.

  • Move your car or other vehicles to higher ground, if it is safe to do so.

  • Prepare a flood kit of essential items including a torch with spare batteries, mobile phone and charger, warm clothes, home insurance documents, water, food, first aid kit and any prescription medicines or baby care items you may need.

  • Check that you know how to turn off your gas, electricity and water mains supplies.

  • In rural locations, farmers should consider moving livestock and equipment away from areas likely to flood.

  • Avoid walking, cycling or driving through flood water. 30 cm of fast-flowing water can move a car and 6 inches can knock an adult off their feet.

  • Flood water is dangerous and may be polluted. Wash your hands thoroughly if you've been in contact with it.