Public meeting on flooding called to prepare if disaster strikes again

Bucks Free Press: Marlow Town Council hosted an incident command unit in February to help deal with the flood relief effort Marlow Town Council hosted an incident command unit in February to help deal with the flood relief effort

A PUBLIC meeting has been called by the town council to help prepare for the worst in case of a repeat of this year’s devastating floods.

Marlow’s Mayor Suzanne Brown has announced details of a residents’ forum which aims to put measures in place to minimise the impact should disaster strike again.

The meeting on Thursday, October 9, will give a chance for residents to give feedback to the council about the relief effort, which saw over 50 homes directly affected and families evacuated from their homes.

Cllr Brown said: "We are still obviously having regular meetings with the relevant bodies, but we need to have a public meeting to involve residents as well as councillors.

"We need to see what we got right, what we got wrong, and make a community plan so if it happens again we will be more prepared."

A venue for the October meeting has yet to be confirmed.

Councillors stressed the meeting is not an opportunity for Marlovians to grill the likes of Thames Water and the Environment Agency about their handling of the crisis.

Despite the town council’s response widely acknowledged as being prompt and effective, councillors want to put plans in place to ensure better communication so the help gets to where it is needed most.

Marlow Town Council acted as a liaison between the public and the emergency services when the Thames burst its banks in January, and co-ordinated the overwhelming offers of support from individuals, businesses and charities.


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