As a borough we are only too aware that the Winter is fast approaching and we need to be ready for every eventuality. 5000 sand bags have been filled ready for the wet weather but far more importantly Woking has been hard at work behind the scenes since last Winter’s floods to get the houses that were flooded as resilience proof as possible. In all there were 38 houses that suffered internal flooding and almost all have taken up the personal advice and specifications that have been needed to make each home secure. There has been a great deal of praise, from those residents affected, of Woking Borough Council and their officer and certainly compared with other Districts and Boroughs.
As Portfolio Holder that covers Neighbourhood Services, Beryl is very proud of the fact that every resident affected has had a bespoke service of measures and these should all be in place by next Month. Ongoing work is still continuing to get areas around streams and rivers protected with the Environment Agency and SCC