Topic: Consultants portal down

Not sure where to put this. The consultants portal is giving me an error message (after a very long wait):

Warning: Error while sending QUERY packet. PID=2360332 in DatabaseStatementBase->execute() (line 2227 of /home/ecosurve/public_html/includes/database/database.inc).
PDOException: SQLSTATE[HY000]: General error: 2006 MySQL server has gone away: SELECT * FROM {filter} ORDER BY weight, module, name; Array ( ) in filter_list_format() (line 707 of /home/ecosurve/public_html/modules/filter/filter.module).
Charlie Barnes
Information Officer
Greater Lincolnshire Nature Partnership