Press release

Share your flood experiences at a Somerset drop-in surgery

The Environment Agency is inviting people on the Somerset Moors and Levels to another two drop-in surgeries at Burrowbridge and East Lyng.

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The sessions, planned for next week, follow a successful drop-in event at the Willows and Wetlands Centre at Stoke St Gregory attended by more than 50 local residents.

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 advisers from partner organisations including Somerset County Council and Sedgemoor District Council.

The first drop-in event will be held at Burrowbridge Village Hall on Tuesday (April 29). It is for residents in the Burrowbridge area including Burrow Wall and Stathe Road. The second surgery will take place in East Lyng on Thursday (May 1) and is for people living in the East Lyng, West Lyng and Baltmoor Wall area. The venue is the Rose and Crown in East Lyng.

The sessions are a chance for residents to discuss the recent floods, recovery, dredging and future flood resilience. They will run from 4.00 – 7.00pm

People unable to attend these latest drop-in sessions 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.

Rachel Burden for the Environment Agency said:

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

Further surgeries covering other parts of the Moors and Levels will be held over the coming weeks.

Published 1 May 2014