This is lunchtime showing people from a wide range of experiences sharing ideas together epitomising a great day.
Conference with Alex speaking to a rapt audience.
Our first ever conference introduced by Liz Richardon (Ward Councillor) brought together a wide range of people: the Environment Agency, Fire & Rescue and B&NES roles supporting our local warden organisation. Alex Easton took us through the technology of events coupled with our local knowledge to help predict actual risk – so useful alongside the EA Alerts & Warnings. Finally Richard Pardoe shared his Masters research on the Winford Brook exploring ways to mitigate flooding through Natural methods. Our thanks to the Chew Valley Flood forum and WERN for pioneering this work. The conference was not only well attended by local residents it drew in a number of interested parties from across the South West.
The conference followed a very well attended morning of displays by the Environment Agency, Bristol Water, B&NES and SusTrans with personnel ready to deal with issues alongside our local display of current response and historical audio/video/visual displays of the
Finally our huge thanks to the team of volunteer wardens who spent the morning checking boards and pumps in their Zones – they are our unsung heros and we were thrilled to be able to display the Award for resilience for this whole parish, spearheaded by the wardens.