Flood-hit locals in north Norfolk will get the chance to have their voices heard by a panel of experts at a major public meeting on flooding this week. 

They will be able to raise their concerns with representatives from Anglian Water, the Environment Agency, and Norfolk County Council at a meeting at Hickling Barn Community Centre on Friday, February 2, at 7pm.

The meeting is being held by North Norfolk MP Duncan Baker, and will also be live streamed online on his Facebook page. 

There will be overflow parking nearby at the car parks of the Pleasure Boat pub, Hickling Windsurfing Club and Hickling Methodist Church. 

North Norfolk News: North Norfolk MP Duncan BakerNorth Norfolk MP Duncan Baker (Image: Duncan Baker)

“I'm holding this meeting to give constituents across north Norfolk the chance to ensure their voice is heard loud and clear,” Mr Baker said.   

“It has been a difficult few months for so many, with some severe flooding in many areas across north Norfolk.

"I have seen for myself that Potter Heigham, Horning, Hickling, Sheringham and the Glaven Valley have all suffered flooding due to the unprecedented amount of rain we have been experiencing.

“The challenges faced by these communities are severe, and finding a solution is of the utmost importance to me.

"Climate change is driving wetter winters and more adverse weather. We need to plan now for what is a continuing pattern of events and that is why I want to bring our stakeholders together for this crucial meeting."

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Attending the meeting will be: 

  • Duncan Baker - North Norfolk MP
  • Graham Verrier - Environment Agency area director
  • Grant Tuffs - Anglian Water regional engagement manager
  • Matthew Philpot - Internal Drainage Board area manager
  • Henry Cator - chairman Flood Resilience Programme
  • Joel Hull - assistant director waste and water management at Norfolk County Council
  • The Broads Authority