Shepton Mallet invited to flood experience sharing session by key agencies

By Laura Linham

22nd Feb 2024 | Local News

Flooding in Shepton Mallet (Credit: Shepton Mallet Town Council)
Flooding in Shepton Mallet (Credit: Shepton Mallet Town Council)

In the wake of recent flooding that impacted homes and businesses across Shepton Mallet, the Environment Agency, Somerset Council, and the Somerset Rivers Authority are hosting a pivotal Community Drop-In event.

Aimed at gathering firsthand accounts of the flood's effects, this session is set to play a crucial role in shaping future flood response strategies in the area.

Scheduled for Wednesday, 28th February, from 3-7 pm at the Shepton Mallet Library (BA4 5AZ), the event offers a unique opportunity for residents to voice their experiences and concerns directly to the key bodies responsible for flood management and support.

This initiative is about understanding the immediate impacts of the flooding and exploring avenues for better preparation and resilience against future incidents.

Attendees will have the chance to engage with representatives from the Environment Agency, Somerset Council, Somerset Rivers Authority, and other partners to learn about the support available to them.

Moreover, the session will cover vital information on how individuals and the wider community can enhance their preparedness through services like the Flood Warning Service, the development of personal and communal flood plans, and the implementation of Property Flood Resilience (PFR) measures.

Residents affected by the recent flooding or those interested in bolstering their flood readiness are encouraged to attend. For more information or to report a flooding incident, contact the Floodline at 0345 988 1188 or the Incident Hotline at 0800 80 70 60.


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