Huntingdonshire District Council is bringing together all relevant parties to look into the lessons learned from the recent flooding and put in place actions to minimise damage and disruption from future incidents. Your Parish Council has been invited to participate. We are asking for information from the community on both actual flooding incidents and ‘near misses’ in Fenstanton to include in the conference.
Please contact the Parish Clerk on firstname.lastname@example.org, 01480 465300, or by adding comments to this post.
Further information below:
Purpose: to bring together key local representatives to see what lessons we can learn from the recent events and the plan for a coordinated recovery in a way that reduces future risks of this happening again. Also coordinating the ongoing issues which form part of the clear up operations.
Proposed attendees: County and District Councillors; Chairman and clerk of the Parish/ Town Council; representatives of the category one emergency planning agencies and those deployed during the recent floods – Environment Agency, County Council, District Council, Fire and Rescue service; voluntary sector representatives(to manage numbers this should be limited to the primary groups locally active during the flooding). Where the local councillor is not appointed the local Independent Drainage Board it is suggested that a representative is invited to join also. It is anticipated that as District Councillors you will be the voice of your communities.
Proposed locations: all of the meetings will be virtual, but they will be based on a specific location, and the criteria is those places where homes were flooded either through the surface water incidents pre-Christmas and then those from watercourses during and after Christmas.
Timing: from 6th January with a maximum of 3 hours per meeting, aiming to run them simultaneously where we can so that we can do all of the meetings in two days so that we capture the information whilst it is fresh in peoples’ minds.