A huge thank you to those who came along to the public meeting on Tuesday.

Public Meeting photo of numbers attending

(Public Meeting photo of numbers attending)

We had well over 100 people there at its peak and it was great to feel

a real sense of community involvement

For those you who couldn’t make it attached are:

  1. A couple of photos showing the crowd
  2. The presentation Ian Nunn (Environment Agency) gave, or what he talked to as we couldn’t project it on screen given we were outside. This includes (pages 6-11) Southern Water’s assessment of the flooding event on 16 January
  3. Notes from the Question and Answer session at the end of the meeting which hopefully give a feel for the sentiment and ideas coming from the gathering – NB these are just my notes from the meeting so please can everyone who was there have a read and let me know if I have got anything wrong or missed anything important (@HOWARD-SMITH, Jane – please can you share this with Sally Ann as well, thank you)

We are keen to follow up quickly on the momentum from the meeting and are doing so on several fronts. In terms of this group what would be immediately helpful would be:

  1. The below link is a Doodle to try and find a time for our next meeting – as we discussed back in June we thought we should meet again in September but if none of these dates work we can have a look at early October

https://doodle.com/meeting/participate/id/dN0vYOma

  1. We had a lot of interest at the meeting in the Flood Warden packs which all went very quickly – if you are aware of someone who is interested in helping in this way please can you prompt them to get in touch as per the first slide in Ian’s presentation. Unfortunately as we had to hold the meeting outside we couldn’t publicise contact details on the night

Many thanks and obviously feel free to get in contact with any of us if you’d like to talk through any topic ahead of our next formal get together

All the best

Martin Wygas