Rising water levels - County and District Council responsibilities - Jan 21
rom: Morley, Oliver (Corporate Director - People)
Sent: 14 January 2021 11:55
Subject: Rising water levels locally
We are aware from a range of sources around rising water levels in a number of areas in the district. We take our coordination role in relation to any potential emergency incident in our area incredibly seriously.
One of the key lessons from the issues around Christmas, was the need for us to tighten up our communications process, and to ensure that people are clear on where responsibilities sit.
I therefore wanted to reshare the attached diagram which simply outlines responsibilities around flooding. If there are early signs of issues, and you are aware of problems that need addressing, please use the attached flow chart to request the support you need from the relevant organisations. Proactive action is always better than response in relation to such issues, so if you are concerned please act.
Whilst we will do all we can to try and protect our residents and communities, the District Council has extremely limited powers and consequently very few resources to deploy in relation to flooding over and above playing a coordination role. As you can see from this e-mail we take the coordination role incredibly seriously, and we will do all we can to support in this area.
As has been discussed in the workshops relating to Christmas flooding, the role of individuals in any situation like this is critical, and I would encourage you to promote the EA service for residents to sign up for proactive flood alerts relating to their property. This can be found here:
Information on current flood alerts in place, or called subsequently can be found here:
With best wishes,
Corporate Director (People)
Huntingdonshire District Council,
Pathfinder House, St. Mary's Street,
Huntingdon PE29 3TN
Posted: Thu, 14 Jan 2021 13:52 by Jon Chitty