Posted on Monday 20th February 2023
County Cllr Simon Tagg
Residents, businesses and organisations across Staffordshire are being asked to shape Staffordshire’s approach to help manage the risk of floods in the county.
As the Lead Local Flood Authority, Staffordshire County Council today (Wednesday, February 15) launched a four-week consultation to gather views on is updated strategy to minimise and mitigate flood.
Working with partners, this will help the council to set out goals to make communities more aware, informed and prepared for flooding from sources, such as ground water, sewers and rivers in heavy rainfall.
People can find out more about the strategy and take part in the consultation at https://bit.ly/3Ke9IwF.
Simon Tagg, Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, Infrastructure and Climate Change, said,
“Flooding can have devastating impacts on communities and the local economy. This revised strategy will help by setting out how we will work with partners to encourage everyone to minimise and manage the risk of flooding in Staffordshire.
“Since 2018 there have been nine significant flood events in Staffordshire and climate change is only likely to increase the frequency and intensity of the rain we see.
“It is therefore more important than ever that we work with local communities and organisations responsible for water courses, sewers and development to minimise the risk of flooding to properties.
“As a county council, we are particularly keen to look at more sustainable and innovative ways to manage the risk and impact of flooding and we would encourage everyone to have their say.”
The consultation closes on March 20th.