Roadwater recognised that it was important to formalise existing work on preparing for and responding to a flood. A questionnaire was formed and flood maps were analysed in order to gather information on those whose households were at higher risk.

Throughout the year an inspection team monitors the conditions and assesses the water levels. When flooding is possible an organised set of volunteers reaches out to households known to be at risk.

In order to get as many inhabitants as possible involved from the outset, use was made of the popular two-monthly “Big Breakfast” at the village hall to publicise the flood plan.

“In fact, the strong community spirit in the village has turned the plan into far more than a means to an end. It has, above all, provided reassurance to vulnerable householders.”

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