Community Flood Planning for Norwich Union (Aviva)

In 2008 Resources For Change were engaged, as a partner of The Environment Council (TEC), to support the communications and best practice element of the Dry Run programme, a Norwich Union project which looked at the community end of flood planning; exploring what communities can do to help increase their resilience to flooding.

As part of the community engagement process R4C supported TEC in facilitating a community workshop held in Boroughbridge in November 2008. The workshop was attended by leading members of the community including councillors, emergency services and representatives from other local organisations, and guided participants through a series of flood scenarios. 

The project aimed to pioneer best practice and help other communities plan for improved flood resilience. One of the outputs of the project was a dedicated website called Flood Plan UK providing information and practical advice on flooding and flood simulation exercises.

Resources for Change also helped write a Community Flood Plan Guide and produce a short video about the process, which are both available on the website.

For more information on this and other community engagement projects R4C have been involved in, or to find out how we could support your project please contact Steve Evison.

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