Register to speak at Sedgemoor flood meeting

Register to speak at Sedgemoor flood meeting

Register to speak at Sedgemoor flood meeting

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THE Environment Agency will be answering questions on the winter flooding at a meeting on Friday, July 25.

Sedgemoor District Council’s Community and Corporate Scrutiny Committees will be hosting a joint Scrutiny Committee attended by the Environment Agency from 10am to 1pm.

The meeting will take place in Sedgemoor’s offices at Bridgwater House, King Square, in the Sedgemoor Room.

This first session of the meeting, from 10am to 11am, will look at how Sedgemoor District Council performed throughout the emergency phase of the flooding.

The second session, from 11.15am to 1pm will see the Environment Agency answer specific questions, collected following a consultation by Sedgemoor with the community.

The Committee are keen to hear the views of people affected by the flooding and would invite interested parties to attend.

If you would like to address the Committee, you must register to speak with the Democratic Services Team by noon on Thursday, July 24. The Team can be contacted by email democratic.services@sedgemoor.gov.uk, by phone 01278-435739 or in reception at Bridgwater House.

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7:16pm Thu 24 Jul 14

Blue Owl says...

On Friday, hopefully some of the answers will be given at this Combined Scrutiny Meeting, as The Environment Agency, and Somerset County Council, have been invited, along with Sedgemoor District Council Officers and Staff, to take an in depth, ( Excuse the pun) look at how the Agencies acted and responded to the 2nd year of winter flooding, of the Moors and Levels, and the Devestated homes, in the Villages of Moorland, Muchelney and Langports surrounding Communities.
This, will look, at who did what, and how things need to be addressed if this scenario occurs again ??
Also, how the Future 20 year Plan, which includes the Most needed dredging of the River Parrett and River Tone, with the Possibilities of the Parrett Sluice becoming a reality, but when ?? .
From my point of view, it is the How ?? That concerns me, and Who ?? As to which Agency is to Control the future works required , the Funding and
Partnering of the Agencies, we have seen the Environment Agency, in action, or inaction over the last Decade. !!! With their " we know best "
Attitude, with their hands on a very large purse string, controlling a Budget, which neglected to Dredge our River Parrett, still now, I am not certain that they have a Commitment to do this Dredging work, to satisfy, us the Residents, that next year we will not be in a similar scenerio, as the past 2 Winters.
Just count the costs to residents, their insurers, many £ Hundred's of Thousands of Pounds, through inaction by the Environment Agency, they need to be taking note of the Assoc Internal Drainage Boards, who for many years managed the Rivers and Reins through out Somerset.
Tomorrow, I hope will be the Start of the Future of Somerset's Recovery,
For sure the Farmers and the Residents deserve to be listened too.
I hope I get an Opportunity to speak, I have registered, so we will see,
three Minutes, is not long ???
David L Preece
Blue - Owl
Former Councillor SDC Scrutiny Committee Member.
On Friday, hopefully some of the answers will be given at this Combined Scrutiny Meeting, as The Environment Agency, and Somerset County Council, have been invited, along with Sedgemoor District Council Officers and Staff, to take an in depth, ( Excuse the pun) look at how the Agencies acted and responded to the 2nd year of winter flooding, of the Moors and Levels, and the Devestated homes, in the Villages of Moorland, Muchelney and Langports surrounding Communities. This, will look, at who did what, and how things need to be addressed if this scenario occurs again ?? Also, how the Future 20 year Plan, which includes the Most needed dredging of the River Parrett and River Tone, with the Possibilities of the Parrett Sluice becoming a reality, but when ?? . From my point of view, it is the How ?? That concerns me, and Who ?? As to which Agency is to Control the future works required , the Funding and Partnering of the Agencies, we have seen the Environment Agency, in action, or inaction over the last Decade. !!! With their " we know best " Attitude, with their hands on a very large purse string, controlling a Budget, which neglected to Dredge our River Parrett, still now, I am not certain that they have a Commitment to do this Dredging work, to satisfy, us the Residents, that next year we will not be in a similar scenerio, as the past 2 Winters. Just count the costs to residents, their insurers, many £ Hundred's of Thousands of Pounds, through inaction by the Environment Agency, they need to be taking note of the Assoc Internal Drainage Boards, who for many years managed the Rivers and Reins through out Somerset. Tomorrow, I hope will be the Start of the Future of Somerset's Recovery, For sure the Farmers and the Residents deserve to be listened too. I hope I get an Opportunity to speak, I have registered, so we will see, three Minutes, is not long ??? David L Preece Blue - Owl Former Councillor SDC Scrutiny Committee Member. Blue Owl
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