A film which the CCRI helped to make has been nominated for a Stroud Community TV Award. From over 2,200 films, the public has nominated their best films in seven different categories. Rural Sustainable Drainage – Natural Flood Management in the Stroud Valleys has been nominated as one of the best Green Films of 2015. The film relates to work that the CCRI undertook with Stroud District Council to tackle floods and help wildlife on the streams of the Stroud valleys.
This blog post should have been started a while ago – for the moment I did, the ferocious rain seems to have died down. Nevertheless we now know that December 2015 was the wettest month on record, not that this is any consolation for much of northern England and Scotland. Now is the period for offering proposals to make sure ‘it does not happen again’, not that this is really possible but we should try.
On 12 November, Chris Short and Rob Berry, together with Lucy Clarke, will be showcasing the CCRI and NSS (School of Natural and Social Sciences at the University of Gloucestershire) work around the area of catchment management at the Severn Vale Catchment Partnership meeting in Stroud.
The CCRI has been working with Stroud District Council to tackle floods and help wildlife on the streams of the Stroud valleys. Instead of spending hundreds of thousands of pounds on concrete and steel structures, it has been using trees and other natural features to reduce the risk of flooding in the area.