DORSET County Council’s draft local flood risk management strategy is now available for the public.

Town councillors in Dorchester took the time to consider how the strategy will impact on its community and provided feedback and comments.

It comes after severe storms hit the county earlier this year leaving homes, shopping areas and farm land flooded. The strategy sets out the county council’s vision of ‘working together to manage local flood risk in Dorset so communities are resilient and prepared for flooding’.

Councillors pointed out at a Dorchester Town Council meeting that Dorset County Council is sometimes reliant on residents who live near or on flood plains to enforce preventative measures if they are able to do so.

A survey on the Strategy asks for views on flooding, roles and responsibilities of flood risk management authorities and also asked if the document is easy to understand.

For more on the draft plan and to provide feedback visit