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21 November 2017

Salisbury better prepared for flooding than ever before

It has taken a great deal of hard work to bring together several different partners as part of the Salisbury Flood Plan. I cannot thank them enough for their hard work and dedication, that goes for the flood wardens too

Jonathon Seed, portfolio holder responsible for flooding

Local people and organisations got together in Salisbury at the end of last month (31 October) to ensure the city is prepared should there be any flooding this winter.

Representatives from Wiltshire Council, Salisbury City Council, the Environment Agency and other partners had an update on the flood plan at the Guildhall in Salisbury.

Jonathon Seed, portfolio holder responsible for flooding said: "It has taken a great deal of hard work to bring together several different partners as part of the Salisbury Flood Plan. I cannot thank them enough for their hard work and dedication, that goes for the flood wardens too. They are integral in making sure we are fully prepared should flooding occur in Salisbury. The training delivered at the Guildhall ensures we are all on the same page and fully up to speed with our roles and responsibilities. While we cannot prevent Salisbury from flooding, we can limit the impact of minor flooding and deal with major flooding if it occurs".

Lively discussions and exercises made up the bulk of the training and a number of ideas were exchanged. A vast number of topics were covered including what a flood wardens profile is, understanding flood risk, use of sand bags in severe flooding situations and the importance of personal protective equipment.

Last updated: 21 November 2017 | Last reviewed: 21 November 2017

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