Flood committee plea


Environmental enthusiasts in the Calder Valley are being urged to join a regional committee and shape future flood management plans.

The Environment Agency is recruiting five independent members to its Yorkshire Regional Flood and Coastal Committee (YRFCC) who want to help shape local flood and coastal management plans and help influence the future of our environment.

The YRFCC plays an important role in deciding on local priorities for flood risk management, raising local levies and approving work.

Committee members play a critical role in supporting the Environment Agency and lead local flood authorities in delivering projects for communities which are vulnerable to all sources of flooding.

The chair of the YRFCC, Professor Colin Mellors, said: “Being a member of the committee is an exciting opportunity to play an important local role in guiding flood risk management activities within Yorkshire’s catchments and along the coast.”

Mark Scott, Yorkshire area manager at the Environment Agency, said: “It is an opportunity to make a practical difference to people’s lives, businesses and to the environment in which we live.

“Whilst we are looking for people with a broad range of relevant expertise and outlook, it is intended that one vacancy will be filled by someone with specialist interest and experience in nature conservation and environmental issues.”

Applications for the posts must be received by Friday 26 August.