- West Country (W)
Communities affected by the floods of the past few days have the chance to speak directly to local authorities and agencies at a series of drop-in sessions next week.
The events will be an opportunity for residents and businesses to raise their concerns.
It will also give the Councils and the Environment Agency the opportunity to gather information about the flooding incidents.
Residents who attend the sessions are encouraged to bring along any photographs, video clips or notes taken during the flooding in their area.
The drop-in sessions will be held at:
Feniton - Monday 3 December, 3pm-7pm at Feniton Village Hall
Cullompton - Thursday 6 December, 12 noon-7pm at the Hayridge Centre
Kennford - Friday 7 December, 12 noon-7pm at the Kenn Centre
With the sheer volume of rainfall in such a short space of time it’s difficult to say what could have been done to prevent such widespread flooding, but lessons can always be learned. We’re here to listen and we hope people will take the opportunity of attending these drop-in events to tell us what their concerns are, what they saw happen and what the response was.
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