As some will know I have been away some days and came home to news that Cornwall was mopping up after the devastating flash floods. The operation will last for months and cost millions, with hundreds of residents driven from their homes. Greens had written a letter to the local press about the Coalition cuts to flood defences - it was in the papers last week.
Photo: Russ' interpretation of my recent break - actually as I missed a summer holiday we took ferry to Brittany and had many wonderful walks along those beaches! It wasn't quite like this!!!
Interestingly there were a couple of people who questioned whether this was an important issue to focus on when other cuts were hitting so deep - I suspect the timely news from Cornwall highlight how we cannot and must not underestimate the impact of flooding. There is much that we need to do! See my previous comment here.
Meanwhile the Environment Agency are making significant changes to the flood Warnings that they currently issue which will take place on the 30th November. The District Council have arranged for the EA to give a training session on the new codes which will take place in the Council Chamber on the 6th December. If anyone is specifically interested in this please get in touch.