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Planning ahead: How to write a Community Flood Plan and the practical steps your community can take. Lessons from mid-Cornwall John Pegg - Lostwithiel Town Council Charles Richards - Par and St Blazey Community Flood Group Barry Wilton - Mevagissey Flood Watch. Introduction.

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Planning ahead:

How to write a Community Flood Plan and the practical steps your community can take.

Lessons from mid-Cornwall

John Pegg- Lostwithiel Town Council

Charles Richards - Par and St Blazey Community Flood Group

Barry Wilton - Mevagissey Flood Watch


Introduction

  • Cornwall’s topography

  • Flooding

  • The Journey

  • “There are known knowns; there are things we know that we know.

  • There are known unknowns; that is to say there are things that, we now know we don't know.

  • But there are also unknown unknowns – there are things we do not know, we don't know.”

  • United States Secretary of Defence, Donald Rumsfeld


How to write a community flood plan

  • A flood management plan won’t stop all future flooding, but will hopefully minimise the impact

  • Research

  • Government agencies

  • Ownership

  • Resources

  • Timescale

  • Responsibility and liability

  • Flood wardens

  • Judgement call


Practical steps your community can take

  • Communication, communication, communication

  • - Public meetings

  • - Local press

  • - Leaftlet drop

  • - Facebook

  • Equipment and resources

  • Sponsorship


Lessons learnt

  • Don’t panic

  • Perseverence

  • Sharing and working together


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