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Parish Councils: Flood Control

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN HL13816, tabled on 2 March 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the role that parish and community councils have played in raising awareness of (1) flood risks, and (2) flood prevention measures.

Answered on

16 March 2021

Parish and community councils can play an important role in working with local residents to improve awareness of flood risk and prevention measures. Parish Councils have powers under the Local Government Finance Act and Localism Act to incur expenditure or use precept income for the purposes of flood and coastal erosion risk management.