Saturday, 29 November saw the second successful Test Valley Flooding Workshop to be held in 2014, hosted by Test Valley Borough Council.
The workshop took place at Longstock Village Hall and was well attended by local councillors and representatives from flood resilience groups. The workshop provided opportunities for attendees to hear about progress on flood prevention work from the Environment Agency and the County Council. It also shared good practice examples from the local communities of Shipton Bellinger, Kings Somborne and Appleshaw.
Staff from Hampshire Fire and Rescue, Hampshire Constabulary, and the National Flood Forum were also on hand to give advice to participants.
The event was opened by the Leader of the Council, Councillor Ian Carr and Caroline Nokes, MP. Both of them thanked attendees for their hard work in making the borough more flood resilient for the future.
Councillor Ian Carr said: “I am delighted to be able to provide an opportunity for people to learn from the best practice happening in communities across the borough. We intend to make the workshop a six monthly event so that organisations such as the Environment Agency can continue to work with local people on their flood resilience needs.”