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Crowds flood to Steyning Water Fair

Dora Clouttick and Niall McNicol from Organic Roofs at Steyning Water Fair S09122H14

Dora Clouttick and Niall McNicol from Organic Roofs at Steyning Water Fair S09122H14

HUNDREDS of people took the chance to find out more about the water environment around Steyning.

Steyning Water Fair, organised by the Ouse and Adur Rivers Trust on Saturday, proved successful, with nearly 400 people attending, including residents, councillors and Arundel and South Downs MP Nick Herbert.

Project officer Peter King said: “It was a good opportunity for the public to meet those working to protect and enhance the local water environment and see what projects and ideas are being progressed locally.

“It was also as a great chance for the organisations to engage with the community and get an understanding of how the public feels about water and the issues that affect everyday life, as well as the wider spanning affects of things such as flooding.”

There was a variety of ideas and information on display and the well-attended talks covered topics such as natural flood management, where the water that supplies Steyning comes from, pathogens in flood water and sustainable drainage ideas like green roofs.

The questionnaires filled in on the day will be added to the 300 so far collected.

 

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