Flood investigation is under way

WASHOUT The flooded A27 on Monday, June 11
WASHOUT The flooded A27 on Monday, June 11

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COMMUNITIES in Chichester and other areas affected by the June floods have been told by county council leader Louise Goldsmith that an investigation into what happened is being given the ‘highest priority’.

In an update to parish and town councils, Cllr Goldsmith said all agencies involved were looking at drainage management and ways of helping to make communities more resilient in future. She explained that a report into what happened in June was expected to be published in November, and there would be a series of workshops to present the findings to the worst-affected localities.

She also issued a reminder about bids for a share of a community flood fund, set up by the county council, and appealed for details of any flood locations that had not been included on a list compiled by the main agencies.

In her letter Cllr Goldsmith said: ‘I would be grateful if you could advise of any locations and extent of any flooding that you are aware of that may not have been reported – please could you email these as soon as possible to FRM@westsussex.gov.uk

‘The next stage, starting next week, is the prioritisation of the list and to assign the primary authority responsible for the investigation.’