Press release

Environment Agency drop in sessions for post-flood advice

The Environment Agency is inviting people living on the Somerset Moors and Levels to another two drop-in surgeries at Kingsbury Episcopi and North Newton.

The surgeries, planned for next week, follow earlier drop-in sessions at Stoke St Gregory, Burrowbridge and North Petherton.

Anyone who has been affected by or has concerns about the recent floods is welcome to attend and share their experiences with Environment Agency officers and advisors from partner organisations including Somerset County Council and Sedgemoor District Council.

The first drop-in event will be held at St Peter’s Church Hall, North Newton on Tuesday (May 13) and this will be for people living in Northmoor Corner, Chadmead, Tuckerton and Bankland. The second surgery will take place at St Martin’s Church Hall, Kingsbury Episcopi, for people at Thorney and Newtown, on Thursday (May 15). The first session will run from 4pm to 7pm and the second from 3.30pm to 6.30pm.

The sessions are a chance for residents to discuss the recent floods, recovery, dredging and future flood resilience.

Sam Dawe for the Environment Agency said:

These surgeries are an excellent opportunity for residents to share their concerns and discuss flooding issues with the Agency and local partner organisations including Somerset County Council.

Residents attending these sessions will be invited to complete a short online survey that can be found through the following link http://feedback1.environmentagency.uk.com/s3/Feedback-survey. The survey is confidential and will help the Agency make sure these drop-in events are as useful as possible.

People unable to attend the surgeries can contact the Environment Agency’s Wessex Flood Resilience team for the latest advice by email at floodwessex@environment-agency.gov.uk or by phone on 01278 484891.