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Minutes of Meetings
Note: there was no meeting in August 2016Please note these are draft minutes which may be corrected at a Council meeting. This copy will usually remain uncorrected. Draft copies are also displayed each month on the noticeboard by the phonebox, usually within two weeks of a meeting. The legal copy is that signed by the chairman of a meeting. All meetings are open to the public.A new page has been created (Dec 2016) about Emergencies
MinutesAccountsNewslettersOther PublicationsLake 99 VisionFlood informationLetter to MP re flood issuesABI responseEA ResponseFlood Advice from the Parish CouncilThe following EA documents are copyright the Environment Agency 2014 and should be read together:Email from Customer OfficeEA Product4 (floodmap)Risk of flooding Information SheetNeighbourhood Plan DocumentsOther PublicationsDrainage Map v3 [3MB]part of the Parish Council Flood Defence study.This download is large. You should therefore save it once opened to your desktop or other suitable place, rather than download it each time you want to look at it. You may wish to upgrade your pdf reader (search pdf reader) to the latest version to read it more easily. It can be enlarged considerably. If you wish to comment on the accuracy of the plan or have other comments on it, please email Karen MogridgeIf you wish to see older publications please contact the Clerk. All minutes before the Millennium are deposited in the Gloucestershire Archives.Flood AdviceThe weather during the last two winters has been exceptional, but if we are to believe recent reports this is a foretaste of winters to come. In Somerford Keynes we have been more fortunate than most and the issues which have affected other communities have largely passed us by. The Thames has not (so far) reached the level that it did last winter. This year the management at Lower Mill Estate has been able to keep the Thames spillway clear of both weed and water voles, with excellent results. The flood defences at Neigh Bridge have operated as they were designed to do. We have survived two winters without significant river flooding. However we can’t ignore the fact that we live in a largely flat area on a flood plain. We are near enough to the source of the Thames that most of our water heads to the more unfortunate communities downstream; but there is a small risk of river flooding. Ground water also continues to be a concern for some households, as it is elsewhere in the country following such severe rains. One or two houses are surrounded by standing water, and some have suffered septic tank problems. The Parish Council is pursuing matters of drainage with CDC, but each household in the Parish should also be considering its own response to excess water. It’s well worth visiting Mary Dhonau’s website http://www.marydhonau.co.uk/. She lives near the Severn and has been flooded numerous times but has refused to become a victim of flooding and has a wealth of practical advice, including such things as making a household Flooding Emergency Plan (for which she provides a template) and purchasing extra buckets to stand furniture legs in if the worst happens. The National Flood Forum website http://nationalfloodforum.org.uk/ also contains a lot of useful information, including a section on insurance.The time to plan for flooding is when you are not threatened by it! [Feb 2014]
The next meeting of Somerford Keynes Parish Council will be held on Monday 7th May at 7.30pm in the Village Hall. The Agenda will normally be shown here a few days beforehand. All meetings are open to the public.Agenda 3 April 2017