With just over two weeks to go I am delighted to be able to confirm further details of the first ever Runnymede and Weybridge Flood Conference.
Flooding, in its many forms, is one of the biggest risks affecting Runnymede and Weybridge, and tackling this was one of my first pledges to residents when elected in 2019. As part of this work, I will be holding the Runnymede and Weybridge Flood Conference in the constituency on Friday 26 November to ensure that the issues arising from flooding that have a profound effect on many of my constituents remain high on the agenda.
The Conference will bring together residents in Runnymede and Weybridge, our vital resident-led Flood Action Groups, local councils, DEFRA, the Environment Agency, and other relevant bodies to discuss how to better tackle flooding in our communities. The keynote speech will be delivered by the minister at DEFRA with responsibility for flooding, Rebecca Pow MP.
The day will provide an update on the fantastic River Thames Scheme, the outline business case for which was approved by the Government earlier this year; discuss how joined-up working between authorities and bodies involved in responding to and mitigating flooding can improve outcomes; and highlight the key role our local Flood Groups play in responding to flooding events.
The conference takes place from 1pm on Friday 26 November and, due to capacity limits if oversubscribed tickets will be selected by private ballot. Those successful will be notified in the week prior to the conference. If you would like to attend, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Flood Conference Ticket Application”, quoting your name and address in the constituency.
To find out more about my ongoing work on tackling flooding in the constituency, please visit my website here.