At the March Parish Council meeting, it was agreed that a new flood alleviation group be set up to maintain and continue the measures taken to minimise the risk of flooding in the village. Now that the ‘Slow the Flow’ project has come to an end, there are still actions that need to be considered to address both river flooding and land drainage. Residents were invited at the Open meeting in April to consider joining the group to explore funding options to extend the present upstream woody and heather bale dams and tree planting plus land drainage issues with local land owners. Councillor Martin Baxter was appointed to chair the group which will have the support of the full Parish Council in dealing with matters of correspondence with appropriate organisations.
Anyone interested in joining the group should either contact Martin on 01751 798927 or the Clerk.