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National Flood Prevention Party - Common Sense Flood Defence
Why vote for ‘Common sense flood defence’ ?
I will focus on reducing the probability of flooding thus improving the lives of people at risk.
I believe that prevention is cheaper than cure and that flood defence maintenance is a wise investment.
ü Putting people and property first
ü Focussing on fluvial (river) and reservoir flooding
ü Revealing authorities shirking their responsibilities
ü Exposing flood defence myths
ü Encouraging watercourse maintenance
ü Supporting effective flood defence investment
ü Reducing the probability of flooding
ü Demanding fair and affordable insurance
Promoted by Ewan Larcombe, 67 Lawn Close, Datchet SL3 9LA
Tel: 01753 544302 web www.nfpparty.org e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The NFPP description list attempts to encompass current policy and strategy shortcomings.
We should be putting people and property first, ensuring fair treatment for flood victims and that fair and affordable insurance is available.
We should be exposing flooding myths and supporting flood defence investment.
By putting flood defence first and exposing authorities shirking their responsibilities we should be able to reduce the probability of flooding.
The £110m Jubilee River - part of the MWEFAS project is still a sub-standard mess and unable to carry its design capacity - Jubilee River - key facts
The Queen Mother Reservoir problem is a good example of a 'near miss'. By luck alone we avoided a disaster - then to add insult to injury the Environment Agency suppressed the truth and failed to legal action for negligence.
In April 2006 the Queen Mother Reservoir at Datchet suffered a 2.4m diameter burst pipe at the toe of the embankment. Near catastrophe - and then an Environment Agency cover-up! We were just a whisker from a world-class flood event, the truth still being hidden today by the EA.
'The truth is that if the pipe had failed any closer to the embankment, a local story could have been world news'!
For details please see Horton and Wraysbury - river and reservoir flood maps
and Queen Mother Reservoir - burst pipe - April 2006
Also have you read 'a bunch of cocksure know-it-alls.'?
A few ideas -
Know your watercourses
Set up a Flood Action Group
Make somebody responsible (preferably Parish or Town Council)
Adopt and implement regular maintenance plans.
Support and enable local people to monitor and maintain their watercourses (the Big Society and localism agenda)
Keep detailed records and photographs.
People must come before Great Crested Newts and Depressed River Mussels
Maps and warnings are OK, but flood defence must come first.
Aim to increase conveyance capacity and thus reduce the probability of flooding.
No more excuses like 'it's self-scouring'
Promoted by Ewan Larcombe, 67 Lawn Close, Datchet SL3 9LA - Tel 01753 544302