Flooding across Dorset - have your say
DORSET residents are being asked for their help with managing local flood risks.
Last year saw the county badly hit by flooding and Dorset County Council wants to understand where flooding happens and what natural or manmade features help to prevent it.
Drop-in sessions are being held across the county and residents call also take part in an online survey.
The council is working with the Environment Agency, Wessex Water and local district and borough councils to create a local flood risk management strategy. The plan will look into ways of coordinating flood risk management between the different agencies involved and seek ways to help communities manage the flood risk. Public feedback will inform development plans and improve flood prediction and warning systems.
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Hilary Cox, the county council's Cabinet member for environment, said: "This is your opportunity to influence how flooding from local sources can be better managed. We are holding a number of drop-in sessions across Dorset and an online survey to gather your views. These are important to us so get involved."
For more information, visit www.dorsetforyou.com/localfloodrisk, call Dorset Direct on 01305 221021, or visit a drop-in session.
Drop-in sessions: Tuesday 8th October 9am to 12pm, Allendale Centre, and 2pm to 5pm Verwood Hub; Thursday 10th October 9am to 2pm, Blandford Market; Monday 14th October 12.30pm to 4pm, Wareham Corn Exchange; Wednesday 16th October 9am to 2pm, Bridport Market, Buck Doo Square; Thursday 17th October 8.30am to 2pm, Shaftesbury Market; Wednesday 23rd October 8.30am to 1.30pm, Dorchester Market; Thursday 24th October 8am to 2pm, Weymouth Market.