A rescue boat which was a lifeline for stranded villagers during last year's floods in Somerset is being given a new home this morning.
It was bought after the village of Muchelney was cut off by the water, but now the road has been raised to prevent it being flooded again. The villagers have decided to loan it permanently to Burnham Area Rescue Boat (BARB) Search & Rescue in Burnham-on-Sea, which was first on the scene during the crisis.
Final preparations are being made for the official opening of the newly raised road into Muchelney.
The road became an iconic image of the flooding on the Somerset Levels last winter - and the village of Muchelney was cut off.
The road is one of several projects to prevent future flooding on the Somerset Levels - including dredging eight kilometres of the rivers Parrett and Tone.
Schoolchildren from Frome are delivering food to the stranded villagers in Muchelney on the Somerset Levels today.
A group of pupils and staff from Selwood Academy will arrive by boat this afternoon with hundreds of items they've collected.
They hope the gifts will boost people's morale.
School children from Muchelney in Somerset who's homes are still cut off by flood water, have been transported to school by boat this morning.
Somerset County Council is paying a thousand pounds a day to hire a flat bottomed boat from the Canal Trust and pay firemen to operate it. It will run for 15 trips a day.
The service will run for at least a fortnight and possibly longer depending on when water levels allow the roads to Muchelney to be reopened.