Somerset Rivers Authority – Annual report 2022-23

This new report provides details of dozens of Somerset Rivers Authority (SRA) activities county-wide in 2022-23, reflecting the content of Somerset’s 20 Year Flood Action Plan. The SRA gives more detail about what they do with their funding than do many public sector organisations. And there is even more information online on the SRA’s website, … Read more

Press release – new recycling regulations for businesses pilot in Somerset

New recycling regulations for businesses are coming soon and Somerset is one of five areas nationally to pilot a business support programme, designed to prepare its businesses for the change. The new regulations will require all businesses, healthcare establishments and academic institutions to separate glass bottles and jars, metal food and drink cans, plastic bottles, … Read more

Notice to bird keepers – legal requirements for avian flu from 7 Nov 22

From 7th November 2022, it will be a legal requirement for all bird keepers to keep their birds housed and to follow stringent biosecurity measures to protect their flocks. This applies whether keepers have commercial flocks, or just a few birds in a backyard. The decision was made by the UK’s Chief Veterinary Officer, as … Read more