Have your say on how flooding is tackled in Hertfordshire

Published: 05 Jul 2018

Hertfordshire residents are invited to take part in a consultation on flooding in the county.

Hertfordshire County Council is reviewing the county’s Local Flood Risk Management Strategy, and wants to hear residents’ views by Friday 24 August.

The council works alongside a number of organisations which have responsibility for tackling flooding in Hertfordshire, which can include advising residents on practical measures they can take to protect themselves and their property.

The draft revised strategy includes:
• New proposals for working with community based groups.
• A commitment to publish the best available surface water flood risk data.
• Measures to support individuals to manage their own flood risk.
• Clarification of the circumstances under which the county council will investigate flooding.
• A new approach for helping prioritise flood risk management schemes.
• Updated policies relating to drainage.

Derrick Ashley, Cabinet Member for Growth, Infrastructure, Planning and the Economy, said: “The strategy helps us and other organisations to understand and manage the risk of flooding in the county. We only have limited resources so it’s important to hear from people what they think we should be prioritising when we investigate flood incidents.”

The consultation asks a range of questions including: whether you agree with our approach to managing flood risk, what approach we should take to working with other people, and how we can best support people who are at risk of flooding.

These views will be used to update the draft strategy before it is adopted by the county council later this year.

For more information, and to take part in the consultation, visit: www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/floodriskconsultation