Local Attractions

Hestercombe Gardens
Eden Project
British Waterways
Exmoor National Park
Somerset Carnivals
Bridgwater and Taunton Canal

News and Information

National Farmers Union (NFU) News

Tone News

Council and Government

Somerset County Council
Somerset West and Taunton Council  use this link to access West Monkton Parish Councillors’ Register of Disclosable Interests.
Sedgemoor Council
South Somerset Council


Berry’s Coaches
National Express Coaches
Bristol Airport
Railtrack – Train times
Great Western Trains

General Useful Contacts

Avon & Somerset Police
NHS Direct
Somerset and Dorset Family History Society
Community Council For Somerset
Somerset Archive & Record Service

Nearest Post Office

Nearest Register Office


General information regarding flooding

Emergency Services (if life is at risk): 999

Environment Agency – Floodline: 0845 9881188

Wessex Water: 0845 9881188

Sewage Floodline: 0845 8505959

Leakstoppers: 0800 6920692

Non-Emergency Contacts

Environment Agency: 03708 506506

Flood Protection Association: 03333238701

National Flood Forum: 01299 403055

Police (non-emergency): 101

Somerset Civil Contingencies Unit: 0845 345 9188

Somerset Drainage Boards: 01278 789906

Somerset Highways (to report blocked Highway drain or gully: 0300 123 2224

According to the Environment Agency, over five million people in England live and work in properties at risk of flooding from rivers or the sea, whilst more face flood threats from groundwater, surface water, sewers, and reservoirs. Gocompare, have put together a guide to preparing for a flood and protecting your property – Comparing the information put out by the insurance companies/agencies etc,

Comparethemarket’s flood insurance comparison page could be valuable as an additional resource (available here:

In extreme conditions you won’t be able to stop flood water, and you should always put personal safety above attempts to protect property and possessions. Despite this, there are steps that you can take to keep water out, to buy yourself time to preserve property and possessions, and to limit the damage that flood water does.

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