Don't miss a story sign up to the North Devon Gazette's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

Flooding seminar to help people plan for the future

PUBLISHED: 08:00 22 October 2013

A free flooding seminar is being held next month.

A free flooding seminar is being held next month.

Archant

Book your place at free event on November 1.

PEOPLE whose homes and businesses are at risk of flooding, are being reminded of a special event taking place next month.

A free seminar is taking place on Friday, November 1 to highlight local flooding issues and help people plan for the future.

The event at Filleigh Village Hall is being organised by North Devon Council, and partners such as the Environment Agency, Devon and Cornwall Police, Devon County Council and North Devon Biosphere also attending.

Councillor Rodney Cann, the district council’s Executive Member for Environment, said: “A number of our towns and villages were affected by last year’s flooding, such as Braunton, Barnstaple and Umberleigh.

“As a result, various initiatives have been carried out by partner organisations to address local environmental issues. This includes restorative work from Exmoor and Dartmoor to the estuary and we’ll be hearing more about this as part of the seminar.”

Cllr Yvette Gubb, Executive Member for Emergency Planning and Community, said flooding last Christmas had caught many people out by surprise.

“We now want to make sure communities are better prepared, should something similar happen in the future,” she said.

“This seminar will hopefully help do that, by explaining what’s been done as a result of last year’s flooding, what further plans there are and what individuals can do to help themselves.”

The event is from 10am to 1pm and places are limited. To book a place telephone 01271 388426 or email communities@northdevon.gov.uk

Comments have been disabled on this article.

Other News Stories

13:18

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall arrived in Barnstaple this morning (Thursday)

Read more
45 minutes ago

Pictures by Graham Hobbs and John Fisher of the visit of Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall to Barnstaple Pannier Market

Read more
15:00

Gazette reporter Matt Smart gives beekeeping a go at Quince Honey Farm

Read more
07:00

A ‘call for sites’ from North Devon and Torridge district councils starts today (Thursday).

Read more
Yesterday, 16:53

Their Royal Highnesses will call in at Barnstaple Pannier Market for their first engagement of the day

Read more
Yesterday, 14:49

Contractors yet to decide if planned road closure will take place tonight after a new footbridge was meant to be craned into place over the A39 last night (Tuesday) but a lightning storm stopped it happening.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:15

The challenge launched in Barnstaple on Saturday, with more than 500 signing up.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:48

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted by an ‘unknown group of men’ outside of the Sticklepath garage in Barnstaple.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:33

Facebook panic over claims two dogs had died after poisoned ham was deliberately left at Instow Beach

Read more
Yesterday, 11:16

Former pupil donates money after finding unsupported employment in Barnstaple

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 17°C

min temp: 14°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
North Devon Football League
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the North Devon Gazette e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Local business directory

North Devon's trusted business finder

Find planning applications