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Flood risks explored at Chamber event

Property and construction experts will be invited to explore flood alleviation at a Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce event in Swindon.

The Business Leaders’ Forum will hear from Sam Weller, head of civil protection at Swindon Borough Council, about an innovative project that could make risk of flooding could be a thing of the past in Swindon.

The Flood Resilience Community Pathfinder Scheme was launched by DEFRA in December 2012.

The intention is to develop a network of Community Flood Champions to work on educating people.

The pilot scheme will focus on the east Swindon area, and Sam will outline the scheme and its potential impact on the local region.

Meanwhile, Paul Dennis, associate director of Resource & Environmental Consultants Ltd will look at important messages around flood alleviation and what this means to businesses based in Swindon.

Threats, opportunities and ways for Swindon businesses to save money will be highlighted.

The informal discussion will take place over breakfast, giving Chamber members and representatives from other local organisations the opportunity to discuss such issues in a relaxed and professional environment.

The meeting will be held at Resource & Environmental Consultants Ltd, Shrivenham Hundred Business Park on Thursday, August 22 between 8.30am and 10.30am. Attendance is free.

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