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Final Drop-In session to be held at Tipton St John

A final drop-in session for communities in East Devon impacted by last month’s flash floods will be held in Tipton St John next week.


Following the success of drop-in events at Newton Poppleford and Colaton Raleigh, which have been attended by over 150 local residents, a final event will be held at the Community Hall, Main Street, Tipton St John next Wednesday (7 June) from 2pm-5pm.


Residents who have not yet attended one of these previous sessions organised jointly by Devon County Council, East Devon District Council and the Environment Agency are encouraged to go along and share their experiences of the recent flood events with officers from each of the partner organisations.


Councillor Stuart Hughes, Devon County Council Cabinet Member for Highway Management, said: “We’ve had a good response from local communities attending the previous drop-in sessions, and this final event is a chance for anyone who hasn’t been able to come along so far. With the eye-witness accounts and information officers have received to date, we're gaining a much better understanding of the event and how it unfolded as well as the unfortunate scale of damage to people’s properties.”


As part of the ongoing investigation, the partners involved in the flood recovery will be collating information from the drop-in sessions as part of the Flood Investigation Report which will be produced and published by the County Council over the coming months. This report will aim to highlight the source and extent of flooding and what work could be done to help make communities more resilient and reduce the risk of further flooding.


Anyone who would like to submit their information should email floodrisk@devon.gov.uk For other useful contact details and answers to FAQs visit East Devon District Council’s webpages.

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