A perfect storm of cuts to the Environment Agency and local councils and the impact of climate change and flash flooding has contributed to more frequent flooding events.
Ensure that there is clear information available so that residents know who is responsible for which aspects of flood prevention and response
End the policy of managed decline and reinstate a regular programme of drain and gulley clearance and maintenance and challenge the water companies & Highways England to filter the ‘run off’ from roads via storm drains in to our river systems
Increase Parish Partnership fund so that in the short-term, while long-term solutions are implemented, residents are better prepared with swift access to sand-bags and other physical barriers
Ensure that there is proper traffic management in place in flood risk situations, so that vehicles are stopped from driving through flood water and pushing water into people’s homes
Work constructively with the Environment Agency, Anglia Water, district & parish councils and landowners and use our enforcement powers where dialogue is not resolving the problem