A vital part of the project is working with and consulting local communities, businesses and organisations. Your views are important. At various points in the project there will be public consultations, providing everyone with a chance to have their say. We will also be meeting with communities and businesses throughout the process.
In addition, we have formed a Business and Community Advisory Group to support the project.
It will play an extremely important part in the development of the strategy, giving the project team the benefit of local knowledge and experience. If you are interested in being involved in this group please contact the Project Manager (details in the contact section of this website).
Details of forthcoming public consultations can be found here.
As part of the 2017 consultation events where held with the public and with specific stakeholders. To view the presentations please click on the links:
Welcome and flooding from the sea presentation - Sharon Bleese (Project Manager, Coastal Partnership East), and Ben Purkiss (Ch2M)
Flooding from rivers and extreme rainfall - Matt Hullis (Head of Environment Strategy, Suffolk County Council)
Environmental Considerations - Ben Purkiss (Ch2M)
Work is underway to engage schools and colleges, from primary age upwards, in literacy based initiative. This initiative will encapsulate feelings and thoughts about flood risk and will culminate in the translation of those words onto glass flood walls, providing a lasting legacy. Flipside are managing this element for the project and it is part of the Greater Places work.
Alongside this and as part of our commitment to working with schools, the project hosted the National Schools Takeover day on 17th November 2017, working with Waveney Youth Council. Schools came together to present ideas for a social and digital media initiative. Their efforts were judged by a panel and the winning school, Ormiston Denes Academy, was awarded £2,500 for filming equipment to produce materials to support project engagement.