September 2018 Update.
Despite the dry hot summer routine tasks like drain clearing and stream clearance are ongoing, our stock of sandbags in the Linhay has been replenished and the ‘grips’ in Deane Road have been cleared.
We hope to have the telephone cascades printed and distributed by the end of the month and work continues ‘fine tuning’ the plan
Our volunteer group is regularly updated with progress on the flood alleviation work and also with opportunities offered to us by various County, and Government organisations.
Our Volunteer Training Session took place on Saturday 24th September at the village hall between 10 am and 4 pm. Twenty two members of our volunteer group attended the training session which made for a lively day with lots of questions and discussion.
The trainers, from Communities Prepared/Groundworks were very impressed with the number of volunteers enrolled and the enthusiasm and commitment of the group. All the expenses of the session were paid for by the training body using Lottery Funding.
The organisers are also supplying much of the emergency equipment identified in our Emergency Plan so that we are better prepared to cope with problems in the future. Some of the funding from DCC via the Pathfinder Project, already awarded to help provide equipment identified in the Emergency Plan, has been used to provide a shed to accommodate the more bulky items. The shed has been sited behind the village hall and was erected with help from volunteers and a VH committee member. Thanks to all of them for their help and good humour.