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Parish Council Flood Warden

Parish Council seeks Flood Warden

Flood warden

Flooding – a growing problem

Flooding seems to have become a more regular occurrence in Stinchcombe over the last few of years.  Problem areas include Berkeley Road, an area on Echo Lane and Church Lane/Wick Lane near the war memorial.  The Parish Council would like to appoint a volunteer Flood Warden to help develop a more co-ordinated approach to tackling this issue. 

Responsibilities

In brief, the Flood Warden’s responsibilities will be to:

  • provide a point of contact on flooding matters
  • carry out timely inspections of problem areas
  • talk to landowners informally about any issues and keep the Parish Council informed
  • let Parish Council know if there is a need to contact other bodies e.g. Gloucestershire Highways

Your paramount responsibility will be to keep yourself safe and we will discuss with you how that can be achieved.

The Flood Warden will not be personally responsible for clearing ditches or unblocking gratings, gullies or pipes. 

To find out more

If you may be interested, please contact Councillor Kath Hudson for a more detailed job description.  She can also suggest relevant guidance and resources you may wish to look at.

Look Out for Ash Dieback

The Parish Council has begun a survey of trees in the parish which may have been infected by this fungal disease, but this is a very big undertaking and as much help from residents as possible would be greatly appreciated. It would help greatly if while you’re out walking, you would keep a lookout for any signs of disease in mature ash trees in and around the village (See https://stinchcombepc.co.uk/mitigating-ash-dieback-in-stinchcombe/ for more details and information on how to recognise it.) and let the Parish Council know (clerk@stinchcombepc.co.uk) if you spot any trees you think are cause for concern. It is important to know where there are affected trees, both because of the potential danger of their falling and also because it may be possible to obtain funding for their replacement.  Enjoy your walks and thank you for keeping a lookout.

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