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Have Your Say On Local Flooding

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8:33am 14th October 2013

If you're in Wareham today you can find out what you can do to help manage the risk of flooding in Dorset.

The County Council's holding a drop in session at the Corn Exchange in Wareham from 12.30pm - 4pm.

Susan Woodhouse, the council's senior engineer for flood risk management, said:

"We would like to know about structures and features that protect properties from flooding. They can include a wide range of things from garden walls and other man-made structures to raised areas of land, embankments and other natural features."

Hilary Cox, the county council's Cabinet member for environment, said:

"We want to prioritise flood risk management to reflect the impact it has and the funding available. Structures and features both private and public that protect properties from flooding may not be legally protected and can be altered without consent. It is important that our records are developed and appropriate structures and features legally protected to ensure properties remain protected.

"This is your opportunity to influence how flooding from local sources can be better managed. We are holding a number of drop-in sessions across Dorset and an online survey to gather your views. These are important to us so get involved."

To find out more about the local flood risk management strategy or to log a feature that helps prevent flooding in your area visit www.dorsetforyou.com/localfloodrisk, call Dorset Direct on 01305 221021 and request a copy by post or come along to a drop-in session at a number of venues across the county.

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