Have your say on flood risk strategy

People in Hull are being invited to have their say on a six-year plan to protect the city from flooding.

As the Lead Local Flood Authority, Hull City Council produces a Local Flood Risk Management Strategy (LFRMS) every six years. The strategy aims to increase flood awareness and resilience among people, communities and businesses living, working and visiting Hull.

The LFRMS for 2021-2027 sets out the local authority’s plans to identify and manage flood risk over the next six years, working with the Environment Agency and the Living with Water partnership. It also provides details on the flood alleviation schemes completed between 2015 and 2021.

The strategy suggests ways in which can improve their own flood awareness and resilience, and encourages people to get involved in community and educational events through Living with Water.

Public consultation on the strategy starts today and will continue until Friday November 19.

People can see the draft strategy and give feedback:

  • Via the Hull City Council website
  • At Trinity Market in Trinity House Lane, Hull city centre (Monday-Saturday, 7.30am-5pm). A flood risk management officer will be available to talk about the strategy each Wednesday from 2-4pm.

Councillor Dean Kirk, portfolio holder for flood prevention, said: “A huge amount of work and investment has gone into building flood defences to protect the city and its residents, but the risk can never be totally eliminated.

“To ensure Hull continues to grow sustainably, flood resilience must be embedded into community, business and development plans. That is why it is important for everyone to have the opportunity to give feedback the flood risk strategy for the next six years.”

After the consultation, and subject to comments received, the LFRMS will be adopted by the council.

For more details, email [email protected]

 

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