Forum to talk about flooding
THE views of flood-hit residents are needed at a special roadshow in Ryedale next month.
The National Flood Forum (NFF) will stop by at the Asda supermarket carpark on Norton Road, Norton, on Monday, February 4, between 12pm and 6pm.
The national charity is dedicated to helping and representing communities and individuals at risk of flooding through supporting the recovery of victims of flooding, improving the resilience of communities to future flood threat and speaking out to highlight the plight of flood victims and the need for adequate flood prevention investment.
They do this by:
l Helping people to prepare for flooding in order to prevent it or mitigate its impacts;
l Helping people to recover their lives once they have been flooded; and
l Campaigning on behalf of flood risk communities and working with government and agencies to ensure that they develop a community perspective.
Staff at the roadshow will be on hand to speak to and support local people to ensure that the needs of flood risk communities are represented.
“The National Flood Forum is independent and understands the trauma people go through after flooding in their properties,” said Heather Shepherd Community & Recovery Support from The National Flood Forum.
“At this event resident will be able to come and talk about how they feel, and what happened to them but also gain advice and information including insurance.”
Support for the roadshow has come from members of Silver Command including Ryedale District Council, North Yorkshire County Council, Yorkshire Water, the Environment Agency and the emergency services.
The roadshow will provide another way in which the community can feed into the multi-agency review of recent flooding events, which North Yorkshire County Council are leading. The review aims to gather evidence from the widest range of sources possible, so that future planning and investment can be focused in the right places.
Cllr Linda Cowling, the leader of Ryedale District Council, said: “The views of people who visit the roadshow are vital in ensuring that the multi-agencies can continue to work together for the benefit of the local community. I urge Ryedale residents to visit the roadshow on February 4.”
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