Bridgwater river wall collapse public meeting is held

  • 5 March 2012
  • From the section Somerset
River wall, Bridgwater, March 2012
Image caption Nineteen properties had to be evacuated after the flash flooding on 5 November

A public meeting to discuss the way the council reacted after a river wall collapsed in Bridgwater four months ago has been held.

People were able to ask councillors and officers about their decisions on the evacuation and rest centre provision for those who were affected.

Nineteen properties were evacuated from West Quay after the wall collapsed, following heavy rain on 5 November.

The main sewerage pipe was stabilised last week as part of the repair works.

Councillor Brian Smedley, from Sedgemoor District Council, said: "The meeting will be divided into the parts and will look at the historical timeline of events, the key decisions taken and how well or otherwise, Sedgemoor performed.

"It will be structured so that members of the public can contribute and officers of the council can be held accountable."

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