From the District Council Website:
The [next] meeting of the Forum for Surface Water Flooding Issues will be held at 10am on Monday, December 15, at the Civic Suite, Rayleigh, and members of the public are welcome to attend.
Although Rochford District Council is not directly responsible for flood-related issues, it set up the Forum to bring together agencies including Essex Highways, Anglian Water, the Environment Agency and the Essex County Council Flood Management Team in order to tackle ongoing issues together.
The purpose of these meetings is to find out who is responsible for various watercourses, ditches and drains, and then try to ensure that those responsibilities are complied with.
Deputy Leader of Rochford District Council and Deputy Chairman of the Forum, Councillor Keith Hudson, said: ?At the last meeting more than 30 hotspots were discussed in relation to flooding. This meeting will review these sites to ensure that progress is being made in relation to the necessary maintenance work.”…
….The latest meeting has had to be scheduled for the morning as it proved impossible for the various agencies, who are extremely busy in the run-up to Christmas, to attend an evening meeting….
It will still disappoint some residents that they will have to take a morning off work if they want to attend this meeting.