Flood Alert: Groundwater Flooding in the Salisbury Plain Area

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A Flood Alert has been issued by the Environment Agency. Flood Alert in force: Groundwater flooding in the Salisbury Plain area.

Flooding is possible for: Boscombe, Cholderton, Collingbourne Ducis, Hanging Langford, Hindon, Hurdcott, Idmiston, Newton Tony, Orcheston, Porton, Salisbury, Shipton Bellinger, Shrewton, Stratford Sub Castle, Tidworth, Tilshead, Tisbury, Wilton, Winterbourne Stoke and Woodford. Be prepared. Groundwater levels have responded quite steeply to the weekend’s heavy rainfall, particularly to the West of Salisbury Plain.

Communities including Tilshead, Orcheston, Shrewton, Chitterne, Codford and those along the Wylye Valley are most likely to be affected. Residents should prepare property level flood resilience measures including pumps where they are fitted. People driving through flood water should take extra care both for their own safety and to ensure that their bow wave doesn’t cause flooding to properties lining the roads.

To check the latest information for your area – 

Visit the GOV.UK website to see the current flood warnings, view river and sea levels or check the 5-day flood risk forecast: https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/target-area/111FAGSPGW

Or call Floodline on 0345 988 1188 using quickdial code: 210022.

Follow @EnvAgency and #floodaware on Twitter.

Tune into weather, news and travel bulletins on local television and radio.

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.


Advanced Flood Warning

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We have been closely monitoring the water levels and have now seen an increase in the water level of 2.5m over the last 7 days. The current level is sitting at 97.07m. As I’m sure many people will be aware that the springs around the village tend to rise around 99m. As we are getting close to this level the Parish Council are advising residents to check that any equipment you have works. We have today ordered additional sand bags and sand which will arrive on Tuesday. Lets hope the level doesn’t continue to rise but if it does we will hopefully all be prepared. I know some residents don’t have access to Facebook or the website so please let your neighbours know if you can. We will continue to monitor the levels and post updates if they continue to rise.

Tilshead Parish Council

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Tilshead Website Annual Report, 2017/2018

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Below is my first annual website report since taking over as Webmaster.

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2017_2018 Website Annual Report

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Dog Theft Awareness

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Up to £4k Grant available for Community Groups through Tesco’s Bags of Help Scheme

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The Tesco Bags of Help grant scheme is funded by the 10p government carrier bag levy and runs across England, Wales and Scotland.

Bags of Help will see the money raised opened up to a greater range of projects that support community projects.  Some examples could include: volunteer training, physical improvements of open spaces, equipment purchases, improvements to a community building, and running a community event or seasonal activity etc.  The grant is permanently open and groups can apply at any time as there is no cut off period.

Following a public vote, three projects in each of the Tesco regions will receive a grant every two months, with first place receiving up to £4k, second place up to £2k and third place up to £1k.

For more information click here.

We have been contacted by Rebecca Herringshaw who is one of two Community Enablers from Groundwork South working in partnership with Tesco on the funding programme in the South West region and Rebecca has informed us that there are currently no grant applications in for the Amesbury region for the May/June voting round, so any eligible groups who do apply may stand a good chance of going through to an in-store public vote for this period.

Apply here or contact Rebecca at rebecca.herringshaw@groundwork.org.uk or on 07736 132696 for more information.

TV Retuning, 27th February 2018

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You may need to retune your TV from time to time to receive new channels or due to engineering work at transmitters. In most cases retuning is straightforward and should only take a few minutes.  Due to some work to the local transmitters you may need to retune your TV on the 27th February in order to continue to receive a signal.

Further details can be found here.

How to retune guidance can be found here.

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Amesbury Rural Council Town Report, September 2017

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