To raise your concerns about flooding issues or ask questions about the activities of the Flood Action Group please join us at a Community Meeting (see the details opposite), or send an email to Burstowfag@gmail.com.
A group of local community members whose role is to identify and prioritorise the many flooding problems across the Parish area, and liaise with and encourage the various Flood Risk Management Authorities to undertake the drainage work that is necessary to resolve these flooding problems.
To achieve this the Group is supported by the National Flood Forum which is a charity organisation to help, support and represent people at risk of flooding.
Strategic - to work with the various Flood Risk Management Authorities to achieve the implementation of the:-
Drainage Network - to encourage the Flood Management and Drainage Authorities to repair, maintain and improve drainage in areas of known flooding, with an initial focus on those problems causing flooding risks to properties and safety concerns.
Ditches - to support and encourage the owners of open and piped ditches to repair, clean and maintain their ditches. Including working with local contractors to arrange machinery and provide a service to undertake ditch maintenance.
Local Planning - to provide local knowledge on drainage matters to guide the preparation of the Neighbourhood Plan.
The Group will meet regularly with representatives of the following Authorities to agree priorities and monitor progress of their actions to resolve the flooding problems.
The next Community Residents meeting
TBD at the MAM scheduled later this month
The next MAM is scheduled to be held
late September 2018
The first multi-agency meeting (called a MAM which is attended by representatives of the Flood Risk Management Authorities) was held on the 28th March 2018, and a further meeting was held on the 15th June 2018. These have been constructive and encouraging meetings with a number of actions agreed by the Flood Risk Management Authorities to investigate and address a wide range of flooding issues across Burstow and Smallfield.
The attachments summarise the issues raised and the actions agreed at these meetings and the discussions at Community Residents meetings.
Click to view notes from the latest meetings:-