Natural help for Communities at flood risk in North Warwickshire

Tuesday 11th July 2017

Photo Credit - copyright 2017 Scott Petrek (WildNET)

North Warwickshire Natural Flood Management project receives green light from Defra

Gina Rowe, Living Landscapes Manager for Warwickshire Wildlife Trust said “We are absolutely delighted to be allocated £48,000 of Defra Natural Flood Management funding to develop and implement appropriate land management measures in Fillongley area and on the river Bourne. We will work with local residents and local farmers to address issues and maximise opportunities.”

The project will help to address rapid run off from land and to reduce flood impact. Practical measures on the ground may include flood attenuation pools, use of floodplain meadows and woody debris to slow the flow, adaptations in land management re drainage and buffer strip management along brooks.

Discussions with farmers, landowners and residents will be held to use their local knowledge of the land and drainage to identify potential areas for solutions. A plan assessing topography, water flows, and potential areas for solutions will be undertaken in the coming months.

The project will be used as a demonstration to engage people in developing and implementing natural flood management measures, and will provide a learning resource for flood action groups across the county.

Warwickshire Wildlife Trust will lead the Natural Flood Management project working closely with a range of partners and stakeholders including;

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Photo Credit - copyright 2017 Scott Petrek (WildNET)

Contact information:

Steven Cheshire
Marketing and Media Officer
t: 024 7630 2912
m: 07870 598691
e: steven.cheshire@wkwt.org.uk

Gina Rowe
Living Landscapes Manager
t: 024 7630 8976
m: 07740 082550
e: gina.rowe@wkwt.org.uk

Tagged with: Living Landscapes, Fillongley, Flood, Management, Natural, Warwickshire