Residents can drop in at the Park Community Centre, Chelmsford Street, Weymouth, DT4 7HR at any time between 4-6pm on 25 January.
The Weymouth project is a part of the ‘Building Resilience in Communities’, or BRIC, and is one of eight pilot schemes in the south of the UK and in northern France. The others are in Plymouth, Essex, Kent, Oise, Eure, Val d’Authie and Finistere. The aim is to create a guide and new tools and resources that can be used more widely in areas affected by flooding in these areas.
The Melcombe Regis drop-in event aims to listen to residents’ opinions and experiences on what the best outcomes would be for the community in terms of flood resilience.
In Weymouth there are four main types of flooding risk:
- Tidal flooding via Weymouth Harbour
- Fluvial flooding via the River Wey
- Surface water flooding due to rainfall (exacerbated by tide-locking)
- Wave overtopping of the seafront
Weymouth has many existing and long-established support networks as well as a strong sense of community. The aim is therefore to work alongside what is already in place and to respond to what the community wants and needs, through engagement, creating awareness, training and providing educational and informative tools and guidance.
For more information on the drop-in event visit: https://www.dorsetcoast.com/posts/flood-awareness-drop-in-event-tuesday-25-january-4-6pm/
For more information on the project, visit: www.dorsetcoast.com/projects/weymouth-bric/ or contact the project coordinator Dan Williams on 01305 228679 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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