FLOOD RISK MANAGEMENT
If your Parish or Town is affected by flooding, then any information you can supply during or after a flood is incredibly valuable in helping the authorities get a picture of unfolding events and assist with the recovery process. You can be our eyes and ears on the ground.
A quick photo or a few details of streets and especially properties flooded is extremely helpful for us when investigating the cause of a flood event. We have created a guidance document https://new.devon.gov.uk/floodriskmanagement/report-flooding-to-property/ to assist with anyone on the ground, detailing what to look for and especially precautions to take. You can also use our report flooding to a property form. Above all, we want to emphasise that you do not put yourself in danger to collect any information. If you do decide to go out on site, wait until it is safe to do so, always let somebody know and report back afterwards.
Please send any information and photos through to email@example.com
however, please note that this information is purely for the flood investigation and recovery process. If you would like a response to a particular issue, please contact us directly or to report flooding on the highway and blocked drains, please continue to use the Roads and Transport report a problem page or call 0345 155 1004.
CONSULTATION - to be included at the next WPC meeting on 24th January 2018 7.30pm Community Centre
Torridge District Council is starting the first round of consultation for a Community Governance Review of the Town and Parish Councils in the area. The review gives local people the opportunity to have their views heard about whether current parish arrangements should be changed. This could include the creation or abolition of parishes and parish councils, or changes to parish boundaries.
The review of parish boundary arrangements follows the Local Government Boundary Commission for England's review of the Borough Council's own wards, which was finalised earlier this year. Any changes brought about as a result of the review will be implemented in time for the Town and Parish Council elections scheduled in May 2019.
The first period of consultation is now underway and will remain open until the 23rd February 2018. The Council will use the submissions to produce draft proposals in the spring which will be subject to a second public consultation.
TDC terms of reference
Please be advised that TDC will not proactively fill grit bins prior to the start of the winter period. However, they will respond to any requests that are made via their webpages. Therefore, please visit their report a problem page if you are aware of any grit bins, within your communities, which are damaged, empty or the contents are unusable;
If you would like any further information in relation to TDC winter service please visit their webpages;