Views sought on flooding strategy for Barnsley

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Residents and businesses in Barnsley are being asked for their views on the council’s new flooding strategy.

Since the floods of 2007 Barnsley Council has worked to improve drainage and install physical measures to prevent flooding.

The strategy contains a four-step approach to: prevent flooding; manage the drainage systems; prioritise the response and recovery operations during flooding and act on lessons identified when reviewing flood risk management.

Coun Roy Miller, cabinet spokesperson for Place at Barnsley Council said: “Flooding can be devastating for people and we want to do all we can, with the limited funding available, to cope with adverse weather when it occurs.

“People’s comments will enable the council to refine the strategy and make sure that its approach to flood risk management in the borough is effective.”

The consultation runs for eight weeks until midnight on February 8.

Comments can be made on the council’s website or at Barnsley libraries.