Many communities are still dealing with the aftermath from the flood crisis. CCS with its own Somerset Village Agents, Somerset County Council (SCC) and local District Councils responded to residents’ requests to run a series of Flood Support and Information Meetings.
These meetings at North Petherton are now finished and are no longer running.
The newsletters from all the meetings can be found on this web page on the right-hand side as well as any continuing events that may be useful.
Please do remember your local Village Agents are still available to support you and your community, to find your local agent be dealt with.
Targeting flood investment and policy to minimise flood disadvantage
by Kit England and Katharine Knox
Flood risk in England is growing, and the public looks to the government for a response.
How can the government and other authorities improve flood risk management to better support vulnerable sections of society?
- outlines the relationship between exposure to flooding and social vulnerability and how this creates flood disadvantage for particular parts of England
- sets out how flood investment could be targeted more effectively to support those communities which may be most disadvantaged by flooding in England
- recommends how the wider national policy framework could better address underlying social vulnerability in order to increase flood resilience.
Insurance on the agenda as flooding Minister visits Somerset
Dan Rogerson MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Water, Forestry, Rural affairs and Resource management, and with specific responsibility for flooding, visited Somerset on Thursday 11th December, 2014.
Please read the below press release from South Somerset District Council to find out more
From November 2014, the telephone number for the Environment Agency’s Floodline service will be
0345 988 1188
Floodline is a telephone service that provides a reliable source of current information on river and coastal flood risk across the country. As well as having recorded information on warnings that are in force, advisors give advice on how to prepare for flooding, check property risk and manage customer flood warning registrations.
Somerset Flood Insurance Meeting 4th November 2014 – following this event the Association of British Insurers (ABI) presentation is available to download
Also see their copy of Responding to Major Floods: What to expect from your home insurer
At the meeting on the 23rd July, 2014, Justin Sargent of Somerset Community Foundation and Ian Liddell-Grainger, MP answered some questions about the Somerset Flood Relief Fund they agreed to return on the 6th August to clarify some points. Ian Liddell-Grainger was unable to attend however he sent a statement
Somerset Community Foundation have produced a list of frequently asked questions on the Somerset Flood Relief Fund.
Muchelney Sharing their Flood Plan Meeting
This meeting was successfully held last week and a number of people expressed an interest in developing their own community flood plan. You can view the presentation here
If you are wanting further information and support please contact : Somerset Local Authorities Civil Contingencies Unit 01823 356804 or Environment Agency email@example.com