15 Dec 2016

Flood Victim Conference – Saturday 28 January 2017

Recovery and Resilience Conference.

FREE event

Saturday 28/01/17

A Conference designed for Flood Victims and those threatened by flooding, to educate and inspire.

Conference Organisers:      Churchtown Flood Action Group

Venue: Myerscough College of Agriculture St.Micheals Rd . Bilsborrow.  Preston PR3 0RY


Roger Wetherell, Chairman,  Churchtown Flood Action Group email. weatherell_roger@hotmail.com

Siriol Hogg, Vice Chairman Churchtown Flood Action Group for registration email hoggontheweb@hotmail.co.uk

Those attending must register.

Just name, contact number, dietary  requirements needed.


9.30am Registration.

10.15  Film the flooding of Churchtown introduction by the CDFG

MP Ben Wallace

11 – 11.30

Rachel Crompton. LLFA

Rachel Crompton is the Flood Risk Manager for Lancashire County Council. She will talk about ‘  The  role of a Lead Local Flood Authority’


Professor Onno Bokhove from Leeds University Department of Mathematics,(  Chair of Geophysical Fluid  Dynamics) will talk about’  Risk Assessment in the age of extremes.’

12.15 -1.15   Lunch and an opportunity to ask informal questions of the speakers.

1.15 -1.45

Heather Shepherd MBE

Community Support & Flood Recovery Specialist Presentation title; ‘Flood Recovery & Community Empowerment’

Synopsis; What is The National Flood Forum and how does it work to take a disaster, and form future resilience by empowering the flood affected.

Community and Recovery Support Officer  from the National Flood Forum.

She will talk about the role of the National Flood forum and the importance of Flood groups

1.45- 2.30

Mike Potter

From ‘ Pickering Slowing the flow Partnership’  Pickering Civic Society Chairman, anti flood Campaigner,  par excellence He will talk about Pickering and the prevention of Flooding project.

2.30 -3.00

Break Tea and Biscuits also an opportunity to ask questions of our guests.

3.00 -3.30

Keith Ashcroft

Environment Agency Area Manager  of Operations for Cumbria and Lancashire Will talk about Where the EA are now in relation to protecting Lancashire.

3.30 – 4.00

Professor Maggie Mort.

The effect of flooding,  post flood on victims. . Professor Maggie Mort.  Dept of Sociology and Centre for Science Studies, Lancaster University.

‘Children, Young People and Flooding: Recovery and Resilience.

Professor Mort will speak on behalf of the research team about the recommendations for change made by groups of children and young people who were directly affected by the Hull floods.


Vote of thanks Churchtown Flood Action Group.

conference ends




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