THAMES FLOOD SCHEME: DROP IN SESSIONS
 

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A series of events to explain more about the River Thames Scheme - designed to tackle flood risk between Datchet and Teddington - is being staged during August and September

The Environment Agency and Thames-side councils are running the drop-in sessions at various locations where there will be information on display and experts on hand.

The organisations will be sharing information on how work has progressed since a stategic planning document was published five years ago. They want to hear people’s views on what the new flood relief channel could look like and how people would like to be kept up to date with progress.

Visitors can also find out about the next steps and likely timescales of the scheme for the largest area of undefended floodplain in England.

See map of the scheme HERE

David Murphy, Project Director for the Environment Agency said:"We really want to get local residents and businesses involved in the scheme, to hear their views on the proposals and explore what other benefits it could bring to the local area in addition to reducing flood risk to over 15,000 homes and businesses.

"This scheme will reduce flood risk right across the area and we need thesupport of the communities to make it happen."

The Environment Agency is working with 7 local councils to deliver the programme.It says the scheme will reduce flood risk to the 15,000 properties currently at risk and will include construction of a flood channel (in 3 sections), property level products to make homes more resistant to flooding, major and local flood plans and provide other benefits to this area.

Residents who go to these events can find out if they are at risk of flooding and what they can do in their own properties and communities to reduce the risk.

Everyone attending will be invited to give us their views about the proposed scheme and to join a mailing list to receive regular updates on progress, invitations to future events and be notified of any consultations.

All the events run from 4 pm until 8 pm. No need to book. Dates and locations are as follows:

Date Venue
Tuesday 25 August Wraysbury Village Hall, TW19 5WA
Thursday 27 August St Nicholas Parish Hall, Shepperton, TW17 9JY
Tuesday 1 September Chertsey Hall, KT16 9DR
Thursday 3 September Landmark Arts Centre, Teddington, TW11 9NN
Friday 4 September The Hythe Centre, Staines, TW18 3HD
Tuesday 8 September YMCA, Hawker Centre, Richmond Road, Kingston, KT2 5BH
Wednesday 9 September Moseley Boat Club, KT8 9AJ
Friday 11 September Riverside Arts Centre, Sunbury, TW16 5QF
Tuesday 15 September Datchet Village Hall, SL3 9HR

Anyone not able to attend an event can join the mailing list, ask the team a question or request information by emailing rts@environment-agency.gov.uk. For more information visit River Thames Scheme

Story dated August 10th 2015