Press release

Environment Agency to begin essential winter maintenance work

The Environment Agency has announced a programme of maintenance work on access gates and fencing alongside several Somerset rivers over this coming winter.


This work is in addition to the ongoing routine maintenance work that the Agency delivers annually and Field Teams from the Agency will be undertaking repairs to access gates and fencing along the following rivers: Tone Parrett
Yeo FR Penzoy
Bimpits Rhyne
Othery Rhyne
Middle Moor
Decoy Rhyne
Challis Wall
Burrow Wall
18ft Rhyne
Poolmead Rhyne
North Street
Long Sutton Main Drain
Wickmoor Rhyne
West Sedgemoor Back Ditch
K.S.D Back Ditch
Shortwall Rhyne
Thorney Moor Main Drain
Dunball Rhyne
Hambridge Mill Stream
West Port Canal
Isle Brewers Mill Stream
Chedzoy New Cut
Westmoor Main Drain

John Rowlands, for the Environment Agency, said:

We will be carrying out routine maintenance and repairs to access gateways along weed cutting routes on several rivers in Somerset. This type of work is essential as it allows us better access later in the year with minimum disruption to the landowners. We are keen to ensure that landowners are aware that this work is being undertaken.

The Agency will be carrying out these improvements and repairs in the winter months after the annual weed cutting work is completed.


Published 12 September 2014