Whitby residents affected by last week’s flooding and tidal surge will be able to give their views at a special roadshow to be held in the town next week.
The National Flood Forum roadshow will be at Endeavour Wharf car park near the Tourist Information Centre in Whitby on Tuesday December 17th between 2pm and 7pm.
“The National Flood Forum is independent and understands the trauma people go through after flooding in their properties, said County Councillor Gareth Dadd, North Yorkshire’s Executive Member for Environmental Services. “We want to hear people’s views and the issues they raise so we can give support and continue to improve resilience to flooding.”
The National Flood Forum is a national charity dedicated to supporting and representing communities and individuals at risk of flooding or those who have been victims of flooding.
Its aim is to improve community resilience to future flood threats, working with government and agencies to ensure that they develop a community perspective.
There is multi agency support for the roadshow so that members of Scarborough Borough Council, North Yorkshire County Council, Yorkshire Water, the Environment Agency and the emergency services can continue to work together for the benefit of the local community.
Andy Skelton, Scarborough Borough Council’s Director of Service Delivery added: “We are pleased to be working with North Yorkshire County Council and the National Flood Forum in bringing the roadshow to the areas worst affected by last week’s flooding. We are determined to work with residents and business owners to help them recover their lives after the flooding and having the experts from the National Flood Forum on hand will assist with this.”