On a wet February morning we visited the Chew Magna Flood Wardens to interview them about their work in their community for the new Communities Prepared film.
Chew Magna was one of the first villages to benefit from support and training from the pilot phase of Communities Prepared. The group had already produced a flood plan, co-hosted a Resilience Day with Bath & North East Somerset Council (BANES) and the Environment Agency and received water safety training from Avon Fire & Rescue Service, but were keen to build on their knowledge with tailored training from Communities Prepared. In 2016 the village’s experienced team of flood wardens received free specialist training and support through the programme.
3 years on, we caught up with the Chew Magna Flood Wardens to learn more about the vital work they do in their community and the wider and long-term impact of the Communities Prepared programme. We interviewed Lynne Easton, Parish Councillor and Group Coordinator and several of the Wardens for the Communities Prepared film. A huge thank you to Lynne and the Wardens for their valuable contribution and to Tusko Films.
You can read the Q&A with Lynne here.