Kinglassie flood study – share your views

Many areas across Fife have experienced severe flooding over recent years, including Kinglassie.Person in waders standing in a small river clearing debris from it

To help develop our response to flooding in the local area Fife Council would like to hear from locals. Questionnaires have already been hand delivered to properties in the affected areas and a public meeting will take place on Thursday 13th October 2022 in the Mitchell Hall, 47 Main Street, between 5pm and 7pm.

Jan Wincott, Fife Council’s spokesperson for Environment and Climate Change, said: “The devastation and disruption caused by flooding has a huge impact. As we’ve experienced, flooding can cause damage to roads, structures, private properties and council buildings, as well as disruption to services.

“Climate change is here to stay and the impacts of storm events like we had in August 2020 highlight the importance of regular, proactive maintenance and developing plans to lessen the impact on areas at risk.

“Working with communities and partners to build resilience and improve how we prepare for these events in the future is key. I would encourage people to come along to our public meeting and share their views with us so that we can continue to develop how we can prevent and minimise the impact flooding has."

More information about flooding – what you can do to prevent it and what to do if it happens – is available at www.fife.gov.uk/flooding