Further public drop-in sessions are now arranged for the Oxford Flood Alleviation Scheme. These are for people to see and comment on the various options developed for the channel, ask questions and make comments and suggestions. The consultation will be available online as well.
All are from 2:30 to 7 pm – come when you like:
- Tuesday 19 January Oxford Town Hall, OX1 1BX
- Wednesday 20 January Abbey House (Council Offices), Abingdon, OX14 3JE
- Friday 22 January South Oxford Community Centre, OX1 4RP
- Wednesday 27 January Kennington Village Centre, OX1 5PG
- Thursday 28 January West Oxford Community Centre, OX2 0BT.
An article in the Oxford Mail on the recent public events.
(L to R) OFA’s Brian Durham, Simon Collings and Adrian Porter at Oxford Town Hall, 30 June 2015
Final event at South Oxford Commmunity Centre, 3 July 2015
This week saw the last two public drop-in events of this series, at the Town Hall and South Oxford Community Centre. Again they seemed well-received by visitors and valuable comments were made and recorded. The partners in the scheme, including OFA, have enjoyed meeting the many visitors, hearing their views and concerns. Hopefully people have been reassured by what they have learnt: certainly that has been our predominant impression.
Meanwhile, consultants have recently begun work on the next step – of preparing more detailed plans. The comments and suggestions received at these drop-in events are being collated and will be used in this planning.
Expect more public events in the autumn.
The first OFAS drop-in session in Kennington this afternoon.
Representatives from the Environment Agency, the County Council, Thames Water, consulting engineers, and three of us from Oxford Flood Alliance, were there to explain the scheme, answer questions and listen to suggestions.
The event was really popular, with a steady stream of visitors from 2.30 to close of play at 7.30 pm. There was a lot of discussion, and many valuable suggestions based on local or specialised knowledge (from concerns about particular local flood risk, to ecology, to canoeing) were made. Hopefully too people left with a good idea of the rationale for the scheme and what it may entail. Certainly many said that they had appreciated the event and hoped there would be more – and indeed the plan at the moment is to run similar events in the autumn.
Report in the Oxford Times
The next events in the present series are this Thursday in Abingdon and Friday at the West Oxford Community Centre (see two posts back).
Public drop-in sessions are now arranged for the Oxford Flood Alleviation Scheme (OFAS). These sessions are for people to find out about the scheme, ask questions and make suggestions. All are from 2:30 pm to 7:30 pm – come when you like.
- Tuesday June 23 Kennington Village Hall OX1 5PG
- Thursday June 25 Abingdon Guildhall OX14 3HL (both Oxford and Abingdon schemes)
- Friday June 26 West Oxford Community Centre OX2 0BT
- Tuesday June 30 Oxford Town Hall OX1 1BX
- Friday July 3 South Oxford Community Centre OX1 4RP.