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Invitation to Flood Support Forum from Claire Perry

Please see the following message from local MP Claire Perry:

Over the last few weeks I have been contacted by many people across the Constituency who have experienced flooding to their homes and communities. My Devizes office has worked alongside Wiltshire Council to ensure that the right support has been available for people affected by flooding, and I have been working with Thames Water for many months on long term solutions for sewage issues in Great Bedwyn and Aldbourne.

I am pleased that Wiltshire Council has responded so actively with on the ground support over the last few weeks and has also announced a new Flood Resilience Scheme to help villages tackle the rising waters and also new Drainage Bye Laws that will give them more powers to tackle problems of water flow and ditch clearance. The Prime Minister has also announced new grants of up to £5,000 per property for flood defences (more details here).

Now that hopefully, the worst of the weather has passed I am keen that we work together to ensure that our communities are protected for the future, and that people know where they can access support for both prevention and if flooding actually occurs. I have therefore arranged a Flood Support Forum to which affected communities and anyone concerned about flooding are invited. The event will be a Q&A Question Time style event and joining me on the panel will be senior representatives from Thames Water, Wessex Water, Wiltshire Council, The Environment Agency and a representative from The Great Bedwyn Flood Group, which has a great Local Flood Plan.

The event will take place at The Coronation Hall, East Grafton SN8 3DB on Friday 21st March 5:30pm-7pm (refreshments and an opportunity to meet other people affected or concerned by flooding from 5pm). Please do pass this invitation on to others in your communities. Can those who wish to attend please rsvp to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Claire Perry
Member of Parliament for the Devizes Constituency
Assistant Government Whip

Claire Perry’s contact details are shown below. She can also be found on Twitter: @claire4devizes.

Posted by: RB on 6th March 2014

Contact Details

Claire Perry MP
House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
Telephone: 020 7219 7050
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)