The Environment Agency (EA) is conducting a survey to identify how well it engages with individuals and organisations on matters of watercourse maintenance and how it can improve. If you are affected by flood defence maintenance, read on to find out how to submit a response to the survey.
Why should I complete this survey?
As maintenance of flood defences is of key interest to members at flood risk, the more responses the EA receives that highlight the issues of flood defence maintenance NFU members face, the higher the likelihood the EA will react. Therefore, everyone who has worked with or contacted the EA about watercourse maintenance (e.g. grass cutting; tree/bush work; channel maintenance; obstruction removal; defence repair; structure maintenance; or works to improve habitat and biodiversity) should complete the online survey.
The NFU will be responding nationally but there is also the ability for regions and individuals to respond too.
What is the NFU doing?
The NFU has provided supplementary information at a national level.
Click here to read the full briefing and feel free to use and/or adapt the information to inform your own response based on your farm business/experience.
For any further information or queries, please contact the NFU's flood management and access policy adviser Dr Mhari Barnes.