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Have your say on proposal to reduce floods

Blackpool Central Library and (below) Coun Fred Jackson.

Blackpool Central Library and (below) Coun Fred Jackson.

Blackpool residents are being asked to have their say on reducing the risk of flooding locally.

People are invited to a special event at Central Library on Monday to discuss flooding issues and find out more about the Local Flood Risk Management Strategy.

Lancashire County Council and Blackpool Council have launched the strategy aimed at reducing the risk of floods causing damage to property or threat to life in the future.

Coun Fred Jackson, Cabinet Member for Urban Regeneration at Blackpool Council, said: “As a Lead Local Flood Authority it is our responsibility to work with partners to understand the causes of flooding and improve flood risk management.

“The new strategy will help us take the correct action to manage flooding in the future. Being prepared will enable us to better protect our communities and will help reduce the risk of damage to our resident’s properties, local businesses and infrastructure.

“We are encouraging people to let us know what they think of the strategy either online or at one of the consultation events so we can ensure it takes into consideration the needs of those in high risk areas.”

The event will be open to the public between 11am and 7pm at the library on Queen Street.

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