Autumn events

Communities along the Chew Valley and Keynsham have held events throughout the summer to commemorate the Great Flood of 1968. Now, in the autumn of 2018, here is another, about all the villages near you. Please put these dates in your diary and come along. Please also get in touch if you have a date to publicise or can contribute any material or help in any other way: ruth@wern.org.uk

Thursday 20 September, 3.30-7.30 at The Church Hall, Chew Stoke
CHEW STOKE GREAT FLOOD REMEMBERED
Please join us to see and hear how the Great Flood of 1968 devastated many villages throughout the Chew Valley in an afternoon of exhibits, archive film and recorded memories with displays by the children of Chew Stoke Primary School. You’ll also be able to grab home-made cakes and tea. The bar will be open from 6-7.30pm. Free.

Saturday 6 October, 10.00-4.00 at The Baptist Hall, Chew Magna
CHEW MAGNA RESILIENCE DAY 2018
Do come along to join in the discussion of how we became even more resilient and hear some of the new ways that can help us to achieve that target.

10am – 12noon
Flood board and pump checks with Zone Wardens
11am – 12.30pm
Want to raise an issue? Come to the Baptist Hall to meet Environment Agency, B&NES, Parish Councillors, Emergency Coordinators
Display – 1968 Great Flood audio/video plus work going on in Chew Magna featuring B&NES work present and future
CONFERENCE (12.30pm–4pm)
Light lunch provided at 1pm (There will be a small charge of £5 to contribute to the expenses and refreshments)

– Opening remarks – Liz Richardson (Ward Councillor)
– What’s everyone’s role in an emergency? (A practical guide from services
involved)
– Environment Agency: Alerts and Warning (update/discussion)
– Using data to predict flood risk (technology & local knowledge) Natural
Flood Management – the way forward? (UWE research project initiated by
the CVFF)

To attend conference contact Lynne Easton: lynne@eastonpreece.net /
07810810847
 

 

 

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