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Local Flood Risk Management Strategy consultation period extended

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Shropshire Council has extended the consultation period for its Local Flood Risk Management Strategy to the end of September 2014.

As part of our responsibilities as a Lead Local Flood Authority, and working with Staffordshire County Council, which shares similar issues to Shropshire, we’ve prepared a draft Local Flood Risk Management Strategy which will help us to be prepared and improve our resilience in the event of flooding.  By working together, both councils can make the most of their resources and share expertise.

The strategy provides an overview of flood risk in Shropshire, and which organisations have responsibilities for managing the risk and priorities, policies and actions for flood risk management.  The strategy sets out how the council and relevant partner organisations will work together with local communities to manage flood risk from a variety of sources including surface water, groundwater and smaller watercourses.

We are now seeking feedback on the strategy and invite you to give us your views by Tuesday 30 September 2014.

Mal Price, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member responsible for flood management, said:

“Many communities across Shropshire are affected by flooding from a variety of sources. In order to help ensure their views are considered, we’ve decided to extend the period of consultation for the Local Flood Risk Management Strategy.  I hope communities will want to be involved and have their say.”

The consultation strategy, a summary and supporting documents can be viewed and downloaded at http://new.shropshire.gov.uk/get-involved/local-flood-risk-management-strategy/.