Flooding – Drop-in Surgery Organised by Environment Agency



The Society believes that residents and businesses which have been affected by the recent flooding may not be aware of a public flood surgery the Environment Agency is organising with support from Bucks County Council on

Wednesday April 23rd, from 16:00 to 21:00

in Amersham Market Hall.

The surgery will cover the recent flooding events that happened in Chesham, Amersham, Chalfont St Giles and Chalfont St Peter.

The format will be an informal drop-in session, and each agency will have a stand/table which will enable the public to come and ask questions as and when they want to. So far, there will be stands for BCC (one general stand and one for the FloodSmart project we are managing in Chesham), TfB, the Environment Agency, Thames Water and CDC.

The aim of the event is to work with key professional partners and those who have been flooded to:

A) Make sense of the experience

• Listen to peoples' concerns and experiences

• Gain knowledge of the flood event from the public

B) Help people to recover

• Help people understand what the EA’s role is and what the role of other organisations are

• Provide access to resources, support and information they may need following the flood event

C) Explore/clarify what comes next

• Help people understand their flood risk

• Explain how we can help the public prepare themselves through the Floodline Warnings Direct system and what the warning system is (EA lead)

• Start to build relationships with the community and other partners so that we can begin to work collaboratively to deliver more effective community resilience in the future