People living and working in Sparkhill and Selly Park are invited to meet the Environment Agency, Birmingham City Council and National Flood Forum teams working to support flooded communities in the West Midlands.
Following extreme rainfall across the region, communities in Sparkhill and Selly Park were badly affected by flooding.
The Environment Agency is working alongside Birmingham City Council and the National Flood Forum to support these communities, investigate the causes of flooding and identify what could be done to reduce flood risk in the area in the future.
A series of drop-in events are being hosted over the coming fortnight (6 to 12 June 2018) to give local people the opportunity to speak to the teams involved.
Emma Smailes, from the Environment Agency said:
Our thoughts are with those who have been affected by recent flooding. We’re continuing to work in the communities affected and our teams are working round the clock to monitor flood risk, issue flood alerts and warnings and keep waterways clear of debris.
We want to meet local people so they can share their experiences with us, ask us questions and so that we can work together to investigate what happened and identify ways of reducing flood risk in the future.
The drop-in events are planned for the following times and locations:
For people affected in Selly Park the National Flood Forum and Environment Agency will be around to talk to members of the public on the following dates:
- Wednesday 6 June 2018, 2pm to 8pm
- Thursday 7 June 2018, 2pm to 8pm
Selly Park Tavern Car Park
592 Pershore Rd
For people affected in Sparkhill the National Flood Forum, Birmingham City Council and Environment Agency will be available to talk to members of the public on the following dates:
- Monday 11 June 2018, 2pm to 8pm
- Tuesday 12 June 2018, 2pm to 8pm
Percy Road Park