AA advice

Here is some good advice by the AA, to be aware of the dangers of traveling through a ford.

With winter coming and the weather getting worse we advise for all road users to be extra careful even on road you know well.

It can take as little as 6 inches to knock you off your feet and only a foot of water to move a family sized car.

In bad weather plan journeys and inform some one of time of arrival

If in any doubt on the depth do not drive through any water

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Please follow the link below to the AA web page for further information on how to stay safe on the road this winter

http://www.theaa.com/motoring_advice/seasonal/flooding-crossing-a-ford.html

Flooding at Timsbury and Farmborough

On the evening of Friday 27 May intense rainfall fell over the Timsbury and Farmborough area. As a consequence surface water runoff was generated on farmland and roads and in turn 5 properties were internally flooded and a further 8 suffered from flooding to outbuildings such as garages or garden sheds and driveways.

Due to this event the Lead Local Flood Authority carried out a Section 19 investigation identifying which Risk Management Authorities are responsible for the flood incident. 

This report also includes recommendations for flood risk management actions that could be undertaken to address and reduce the risk of flooding.

To read the full report please follow the link 

Timsbury and Farmborough area: Flooding Incident May 2016

Tintagel Close

Flood alleviation scheme for people living at Tintagel Close, Keynsham

Properties at Tintagel Close, Keynsham now at a reduced risk of flooding thanks to new ‘swale’ to pick up surface water runoff from playing fields.

In 2012 around six properties at Tintagel Close in Keynsham suffered from property flooding due to rainwater runoff from the surrounding playing fields. In Autumn 2015 the Drainage and Flooding team at Bath & North East Somerset Council designed a new ‘swale’ or grass drainage ditch to intercept runoff before it reaches the homes. This work should mean a reduced risk of flooding for those living at Tintagel Close. Soil excavated from the construction of the site is being reused by the Council’s Parks team.

tintagle swale 

 

 

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