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Have your say on flooding measures in Somerset
9:00pm Thursday 12th December 2013 in News
MEMBERS of the public are being invited to have their say on plans to manage the risk of flooding in Somerset.
The Flood Risk Management Strategy sets out the approach Somerset County Council proposes to take to limit the impacts of flooding.
Deputy leader Cllr David Hall, said: “This is a good opportunity for members of the public to get involved by providing their feedback on draft plans to help to minimise the potentially devastating effects of flooding in the county.
“We can’t guarantee that Somerset won’t face flooding again, but we’re putting robust plans in place to deal with the effects in a co-ordinated manner should we face the levels of flooding we have in recent years.”
The strategy outlines who is responsible for clearing gullies, watercourses and managing surface water and groundwater, as well as helping members of the public to manage their own flood risk.
The final strategy will add to the measures Somerset County Council has already taken to combat flooding, including a £200,000 Flood Mitigation Fund, £300,000 for dredging and £50,000 to help victims of floods earlier this year.
People can provide their feedback on the strategy in an on-line questionnaire at http://goo.gl/xM5k2O by December 23.
A final draft goes to Cabinet for approval on February 5.
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