Clyst St Mary has it's own flood group that consist of volunteers who reside in the locality and who meet from time to time. They have produced a useful flood plan adopted November 2011,  detailing what to do in the case of flooding and afterwards.  Also listed are useful contact numbers of co-ordinators and wardens as well as local authorities. If you would be interested in joining this small group of friendly volunteers please contact Mike Norman on 01392 877012.


INFORMATION FROM SOUTH WEST WATER - FLOODING IN CLYST ST MARY

Scan0002.pdf    Glenfield Cottages Clyst St Mary.pdf    Map Clyst St Mary.pdf


FLOOD GROUP MEETING MINUTES - MAY 2017

170502 Formal meeting minutes.docx


TOM DAUBEN ENVIRONMENT AGENCY UPDATE NOVEMBER 2016

We have been examining options that we could pursue to reduce risk and eliminating those that we feel will not be technically feasible, will not be fundable or will have too significant an impact either visually or environmentally to consider further.We are now at the stage where we have a shortlist of options to consider, but require further information, further appraisal and local consultation responses on the options to make a decision on what to proceed with. We will also need to look at opportunities to gain funding from other organisations to enable the project to progress, and see what offers the best combination of fundable, technical, environmentally appropriate and locally acceptable to take forward. To that end we will be undertaking some ground investigation work, and some ground level survey work in February (we are currently confirming the availability of a contractor, so this may change). This will involve access to specific property, mainly those along the embankment on the leat and potential access routes to this.We will be carrying out some engagement with these properties in January to understand their concerns, and talk about the wider project. Once this task has taken place we can further analyse the list of options we wish to take forward and will organise a more formal public consultation event to gain community feedback. I am waiting for confirmation of when this will happen from our consultants, but expect it to take place soon after February.

TOM DAUBEN ENVIRONMENT AGENCY UPDATE JULY 2016

Some survey work taking place to look at any environmental impacts or opportunities the project may have. We will be reviewing the biodiversity survey that was carried out for the parish, and was kindly supplied to us – we’ll then see if we need anything extra for our purposes. It’s likely that surveyors will be in the floodplain, between the leat and the Clyst and primarily upstream of Clyst bridge. This will probably take place in August.·At some point this summer there will need to be some ground investigation works carried out on the embankment. This will likely involve either digging some trial pits or drilling a test sample into the embankment. Obviously I’m conscious that this will have more of a direct impact on local residents. I will come and meet specific landowners with our estates team when we have more detail on timings and plans. This is likely to take place towards the end of the summer, but timings are difficult to confirm at present as we are trying to carry this out at a similar time to a project in Seaton to minimise costs overall.·I’m mindful that some landowners/residents such as those mentioned in the second bullet will need to be brought up to speed on the project quicker than others in the community. As such I’ve asked our consultants to produce a short briefing outlining the work to be carried by the project. I hope that we will still be able to post this on the parish website once it has been produced, but I will drop copies off to key households by the river/in the flood zone, and to the shop/pub etc. When I’ve approved and added to a copy of this I will send it on.

ENVIRONMENT AGENCY PRESENTATION - 14 MARCH 2016

Tom Dauben gave a brief presentation on the proposed Flood Defence Programme which will continue until around 2019.  If you wish to receive a copy of the the presentation from the EA please email me at bishopsclyst@gmail.com and I can forward it to you.  Please also find the link Living on the Edge which is a useful guide for those with watercourses on their property, it can be accessed on the Gov.uk website here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/riverside-ownership-rights-and-responsibilities

The work is ongoing so if anyone has any information or has any questions please email me and I will contact Tom on your behalf.

FLOOD ACTION GROUP COMMITTEE

Flood Action Group Notice (1).doc






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