Press release

Environment Agency offers public the chance to help tackle Wessex flood risk

The Environment Agency has today announced that it is looking for enthusiastic individuals to get involved in managing flood risk in Wessex.

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The Wessex Regional Flood and Coastal Committee is one of 12 Committees across the country that make key decisions on local priorities for flood and coastal risk management.

The Environment Agency is looking for 3 members of the public to join the Wessex Regional Flood and Coastal Committee to represent conservation, coastal process and general interests. Applicants do not need to be experts in flood and coastal risk management, but some technical understanding would be beneficial.

Nick Gupta, Wessex Area Manager said:

These roles are important to help reduce flood risk in Wessex. We are keen to hear from people who have a real passion to make a positive difference to communities, the environment and the local economy in the face of the challenge of our changing climate and are particularly keen to hear from young people and those from ethnically diverse backgrounds in a bid to better reflect the rich multicultural diversity of the Wessex Area.

The committee meets 4 times a year at locations within the Wessex Area although successful candidates may also be asked to attend additional meetings. These are unpaid roles but reasonable expenses, including travel, can be claimed.

Further information can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/groups/wessex-regional-flood-and-coastal-committee.

For application forms email hannah.ovett@environment-agency.gov.uk or call 07827 311441.

The closing date for applications is Monday 1 June 2015.

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Published 22 May 2015