offical Bruton Town website - photo by Gareth Griffiths
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Monthly Archives: August 2018

Brue Crew needs your help

Brue Crew needs your help

BrueCREW need your strong arms and backs on Saturday, 25th May to complete their most ambitious ‘natural flood management’ work to date – building two stone berms upstream of Church Bridge.

Volunteers should arrive at 9 am for a briefing, by the riverside seat at the Patwell Lane end of Church Bridge. Local stone will have been delivered into the river early in the morning, and the job is to create two teardrop shaped berms, under the expert direction of the Wild Trout Trust – Think horizontal dry (or wet?) stone walling.

This work party suits energetic gardeners, builders or sportspeople but also anyone of a fit nature. Please bring a few friends, or encourage those you know to join us, as many hands make light work!

We recommend waders, but not essential depending on previous days rain fall and stout gloves. Wellies may be sufficient if the flow is low on Saturday. Expect to finish early afternoon.

The two stone berms will deflect water towards the northern arch (at Church Bridge Stores’ end of the bridge), ‘Slowing the Flow’ to reduce flash flood risk through Bruton. Berms vary the flow through the canalised town centre, and also provide good habitats for invertebrates and fish.

Materials have been funded by a £1,000 Hills to Levels capital grant from Somerset Rivers Authority. BrueCREW have secured Environment Agency permission.

Open Studios recognises Bruton artist

Open Studios recognises Bruton artist

Now the largest event in Somerset for visual artists and makers, Somerset Open Studios draws Art Weeks back to its roots, focusing on artists in their working environment. Between 15- 30 September 2018, artists demonstrate how they make their work; their process, practice and inspiration. The event allows a rare opportunity to see inside artists’… Continue Reading

Reggae festival offers Bruton residents discount

Reggae festival offers Bruton residents discount

The organisers of a festival at Gilcombe Farm are offering Bruton residents a discount on ticket. The One Love festival is described as “at the forefront of the UK Reggae and World music scene for over 11yrs – The People’s Festival of un-dividing peace and un-conquering love – we create a world that allows you… Continue Reading

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