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Agencies to meet over flood risk discussions

Key agencies to meet in York.

Agencies to meet over flood risk discussions
ROB WHITELEY / FLICKR / CREATIVE COMMONS
Published 2 years ago | Updated 2 years ago
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A meeting to review how the risk of flooding is being tackled across North and East Yorkshire is to be held in York on Friday, August 12th.

Representatives from the Country Council, the City of York Council, East Riding of Yorkshire Council, the Environment Agency, the NFU, the CLA and business will look at how flooding has affected the region and will examine the plans in place to tackle the key issues. Representatives from each organisation will share their current and future priorities and will receive an overview and update on the December 2015 floods from the Environment Agency, as well as looking back across earlier floods.

The leader of North Yorkshire County Council, Councillor Carl Les, stressed that it was critical that agencies and business built ever stronger relationships in order to plan and prepare for future threats. Cllr Les said: “We already know that an awful lot of excellent work is being done and that plans are already in place to protect homes across North and East Yorkshire over the next four years. There are always opportunities to achieve even more by working together and that is what the meeting is all about.”

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First published at 15:04 on Wednesday, August 10th, 2016.
Last updated at 15:22 on Wednesday, August 10th, 2016.