What's on in Saham Toney
The Post Office will be open on Thursdays from 1 to 2 pm.
Only ONE person at a time in the PO and you must wear a MASK
FLOODING IN SAHAM TONEY
IN THE EVENT OF FLOODING NORFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL HAVE ISSUED A NEW ONE-STOP NUMBER FOR FLOODING
THE NUMBER TO CALL IS 0344 800 8013
OR VISIT www.norfolk.gov.uk/flooding.
IF YOU ARE IN IMMEDIATE DANGER CALL 999
Norfolk Stratgetic Flooding Alliance is distributing a leaflet to all households
A scheme to improve the drainage at the top of Pages Lane has been briefed and is included on the list of work. At present, it not possible to say when this scheme will be started but it is a high priority
The Flood and Water Management Team has put in place the following actions:
Mapping out ditches that need urgent maintenance works and pursue funding for clearing these out as soon as possible as a one-time goodwill gesture. This will help drain the highway much more efficiently. There will be a follow-up letter drop to riparian owners highlighting the need to keep the ditches fit for purpose. For this, the relevant landowners need to be identified. We can all contact landowners reminding them of their responsibilities, however, enforcement is difficult and sometimes a costly and time-consuming legal process. Some ditches have been cleared in Pages and Chequers Lane but there is still more work to be done
This will also help with the Saham Toney Risk Mapping Project taking place over the next 6 months. Survey work for this will also help identify areas in need of maintenance on the mainstream (Watton Brook)
From a long-term perspective, the Lead Local Flood Authority (LLFA) is working with landowners to look into upstream attenuation using nature-based solutions and a way of reducing debris-laden flows towards trash screens and areas prone to blockage. To date, three areas have been identified as suitable one of which is owned by the Parish Council and work should start in September
The stream flowing down the side of the Bird Sanctuary (Parish owned) has been cleared of fallen branches and rubbish. It is now flowing well