Formby Floodwatch was launched on 24th February 2016, at a meeting called by concerned local residents and supported by Formby Parish Council. It was set up to promote a better understanding of the responsibilities various agencies and partners have in managing flood risk in our town.
Through better communication we hope to promote greater awareness of flood prevention, and explore measures that our group can take to manage and mitigate risk in our town. Other similar groups have gone as far as applying for funding and commissioning flood prevention measures in partnership with national and local agencies.
Who Are We?
Our committee consists of members of the public with some representatives of the Parish Council, and Flooding and Drainage Officers from Sefton Council. We meet every month in Formby Library.
This is part of a nationwide initiative by the Department for the Environment and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) and will link to the National Flood Forum and other similar groups around the country.
How You Can Get Involved.
Currently we are looking to expand our committee and are looking for new members. Have you skills you could share with our group? Are you and experienced treasurer, do you have experience of applying for grants? Have you the communication skills to help in our awareness compaign? If so please get in touch through our contact page.