This year as well as the checks for people with flood boards and pumps we are putting on a Display and Conference for everyone who is living next to the river or brook. We have long been concerned not only about properties flooding but the roads becoming impassable causing disruption across the parish. The display will show some of the work recently carried out by B&NES and the Environment Agency as well as the history. The conference will be an opportunity to better prepare and prevent flooding short and long-term. We hope you will join us.
11am-12.30pmThere will be a display of the Great Flood of 1968 in the Baptist Hall with audio memories and Peter Brownlee’s film PLUS Cake and coffee/tea
AND ….. members of the Environment Agency, B&NES, Parish Council will be there to speak to/raise any issues with as well as the work done over this year including a telemetry device installed plus work on Tunbridge Road drains.
12.30pm-4pm As part of the commemoration of the Great Flood of 1968 supported by WERN
we are holding our first ever Conferenceand warmly welcome you to share ideas and information.
Our aims are to explore:
- what everyone’s role is so the response to a flood event is the best it can be
- how we can use predictions to better understand the level of risk
- Natural Flood systems to mitigate longer term.
12.30pm –CONFERENCE – Flood mitigation now and for the future.
Light lunch provided
1pm – Opening remarks Liz Richardson (Ward Councillor)
1.20pm – What’s everyone’s role in an emergency? A practical guide by B&NES, Environment Agency, Police, Fire & Rescue Service, Parish Council, Emergency Coordinators
2pm – Environment Agency: Alerts and Warnings – latest update – Rose Lloyd
2.25pm – Using data to predict flood risk: technology & local knowledge – Alex Easton
2.50pm- Tea/coffee and cake
3pm – Natural Flood Management – the way forward – a case study Richard Pardoe (UWE research project initiated by the Chew Valley Flood Forum)
If you wish to attend the Conference please contact me Lynne Easton on firstname.lastname@example.org/ 07810810847 – There will be a small charge of £5 to contribute to the expenses and refreshments .
ALSO to round off the day there will be a musical event, plus displays and memories at:
7.30 – Church Hall A Bridge Across the Flood with premier of Great Flood Film Tickets £8 from Keynshamtickets.cloudvenue.co.uk