Helping to stop future flooding in Somerset

16 November 2018, 15:35 | Updated: 16 November 2018, 15:36

Floods Muchelney Somerset

Questionnaires are being sent out to 1200 homes in Somerset to get people's views on flooding.

The Somerset Rivers Authority is asking how people feel about the potential of flooding re-occurring, how well their community is able to respond to flooding, if the work undertaken by the authorities has reduced the risk of flooding in the future and have home owners been able to access affordable flood insurance. 

The results will help the authority shape it's future priorities. 

CCS Chief Executive Keeley Rudd said: "There is no doubt that the 13/14 Somerset floods had a huge and long-lasting impact on affected individual and communities. This consultation allows local people to express their views in a confidential and honest way so that Somerset Rivers Authority is fully informed and able to prioritise effectively. CCS is pleased to be involved as we were so instrumental in supporting those communities during such a difficult time; I hope people will embrace this opportunity to have their say." 

The consultation will close on 21st December 2018 and there will be events happening in local areas to advertise the arrival of the questionnaire. 

The areas being consulted are: Athelney, Burrowbridge, East Lyng, Fordgate, Moorland, Muchelney, Oath, Thorney, West Yeo and Westonzoyland. 

Find out more here.