Regular updates from Lynne Doherty (Leader of the Council) and Nigel Lynn (Chief Executive) on the work of West Berkshire Council.

West Berkshire Council Weeknote

It was a blustery start to the week with Storm Arwen sweeping through the district. As we enter December, it’s a reminder that after a mild autumn the cold, wet and windy weather is not that far away.

Winter weather is something we are used to dealing with and we have plans in place both to help mitigate the impact of bad weather on the district, and to support residents when it happens. The work we’re doing covers everything from big infrastructure projects and collaboration with other partners through to clearing blocked drains – and a lot more besides.

Many of us will recall incidents of flooding in recent times and most notably in Thatcham some years ago. We’ve completed a number of flood alleviation schemes since then and in doing so protected hundreds of homes from flooding. Community issues require a community response of course, and through these projects we’ve worked with the Environment Agency, local flood forums and town and parish councils to make a difference in communities at risk of flooding.

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