Rutland County Council is to hold a Special Meeting on Thursday 18 January, allowing Councillors to publicly discuss recent flooding caused by Storm Henk.
The Meeting will be held in the main Council Chamber from 7.00pm on 18 January and streamed live online via Zoom. The agenda and a link to the livestream will be available on the Meetings page of our website.
The meeting has been called by Cllr Lucy Stephenson and five other Elected Members. Rutland County Council’s constitution requires notice from five sitting County Councillors to convene a Special Meeting. The purpose of this meeting is to examine what action can be undertaken to address matters relating to flooding in the future.
“Officers from across the Council have been working tirelessly as part of a massive multiagency response to the recent flooding. This has included support for elderly and vulnerable residents in Barleythorpe, who needed help to leave their homes because of the floodwater, as well as responding to well over 20 incidents of flooding or partial flooding on roads across the length and breadth of the County. We’ve also been working closely with neighbouring authorities who’ve been badly affected by Storm Henk. A Special Council Meeting has been called by Elected Members to discuss the issue of flooding and its impact on local communities. The meeting will be open to the public, who can watch and participate as normal.”
Councillor Christine Wise, Cabinet Member for Transport, Environment and Communities
Members of the public can contribute to the Special Council Meeting on Thursday 18 January by asking a question or making a deputation.
All questions must be sent by email to: email@example.com by midday on Monday 15 January. Requests to make a deputation must be sent by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org by midday on Monday 15 January, with the text of the deputation sent by midday on Thursday 18 January.
Anyone wishing to know more about public participation in Council meetings can also contact the Council’s Democratic Services Team by calling: 01572 720 993.
Officers from Rutland County Council have been working with households affected by the recent flooding. If you are aware of any properties that have been flooded internally (either inside the home or a garage that joins directly onto the property), please report this by emailing: Highways@rutland.gov.uk
For further information about how to prepare for a flood, what to do if you are flooded and steps to take afterwards, please see our Flooding Advice page.