Following the flash floods in February 2020, the working group have been working with agencies.
AGENCIES WHO CAN HELP LOCAL RESIDENTS IN THE EVENT OF ANY POSSIBLE FLOODING
Property Resilience Grants information (administered by ESBC)Flooding | ESBC (eaststaffsbc.gov.uk)
Flooding and Drainage page on the SCC website, responsibilities Flooding and drainage – Staffordshire County Council
Staffordshire Prepared Staffordshire Prepared – Flooding
And the National Flood Forum which has useful guidance National Flood Forum – A charity to help, support and represent people at risk of flooding.
WHAT RESIDENTS AND LANDOWNERS CAN DO TO HELP
Following meetings with the Environmental agency, and discussions with Severn Trent, there is no one single solution to stop flooding. However, the Environmental agency have suggested that residents and landowners working together can make a difference.
If residents can mark on the map below any unusual collections of water around the parish, and email this to the clerk, it would be very useful information.
Riparian owners also have a duty to keep their watercourses clear.
Following a meeting with the environmental agency, it has been suggested that residents kindly report flooding locations so that additional mitigation strategies can be considered to slow water flows.
Below is the map of the parish which residents can download, plot locations and then email to the clerk –
CURRENT AREAS OF CONCERN
Callingwood Lane – A defect has been raised to unblock the drain and a jetting priority request has also been requested via Staffordshire county council.
Main Street – A jetting priority request has been submitted. These works should be completed before the financial year end.