Residents urged to have say on response to West Norfolk tidal surge

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Residents affected by December’s tidal surge along the River Great Ouse are invited to a drop-in session to discuss their experiences and what has been done since.

The event will be held on Tuesday, March 18 at St Germans Memorial Hall from 3pm to 7pm.

The Environment Agency and West Norfolk Council will be on hand to answer questions and address residents’ concerns.

Communities affected included St Germans, Wiggenhall St Mary Magdalen,Wiggenhall St Peter and Saddlebow.

Peta Denham, the Environment Agency’s area flood risk manager, said: “This is an excellent opportunity to find out what improvements we are making to your flood warning service and to share with us your concerns and experiences of the tidal surge, which saw around 1,400 properties flooded along the East Coast and resulted in record sea levels.”

Brian Long,West Norfolk Council’s cabinet member for Environment, said: “Residents have, understandably, been concerned by the recent tidal surge.

“The drop-in event will give people the chance to raise their concerns with local authorities and find out more information about what is being done to cope with incidences such as this in the future.”