In the summer of 2018 we invited farmers in the River Tone and River Parrett catchments within Somerset to bid online for public money for works to help stop flooding. To find out more information about the pilot auction, click here. In 2019 we held a larger second auction for flood prevention works, which covered the whole of Somerset and took place between Tuesday 26th February and Tuesday 12th March 2019. Farmers in Somerset were able to bid for various measures on the Environment Agency web app. Grants were offered for five different natural flood management measures; Maize Management, Grassland Subsoiling, Hedge Planting, Soil Bunds and Leaky dams. A third auction took place between 18th-30th March 2020. This third auction included new measures and was a great success.

We are pleased to announce that a fourth auction is set to take place this spring, between Monday 1st and Monday 15th March 2021. This auction will include new measures that have not previously been available. You will be able to bid online between the dates above at somerset.naturebid.org.uk

If you have any questions about these previous auctions or the upcoming auction, contact auction coordinator Victoria Munday on [email protected] / 01823 660684.

Natural Flood Management Auction flier March 2021

 

 


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