Local authority and other organisations support

Practical solutions

Scottish flood forum integrated flood recovery programme - our proposed offer

This note gives you an overview of our holistic recovery “offer” and is intended to act as a conversation starter to help us work with you to agree where we can best provide support, in advance of flooding in your area.

Community engagement guidance

Overview

GRP Summary

This page offers general advice to support staff who are new to engaging flood risk communities or anyone wanting a refresher. It has been developed with funding and support from the National Centre for Resilience.

It provides general guidance and helpful templates and checklists if you are planning engagement with flood risk communities. This is not comprehensive and if there is additional guidance you would find helpful, then please do let us know by contacting info@scottishfloodforum.org

This section contains:

  • Background information
  • Helpful notes, templates and checklists
  • Information notes for use with communities
  • Case studies of community engagement with flood risk communities

This approach does not have a clear “starting point”, as frequently there is greater buy-in from a community to work together after flooding has happened - engaging flood risk communities should be seen as an evolving process.

If you would like to read the full introduction to the good practice framework, please click here.

Case studies of community engagement with flood risk communities

This section will provide examples of good practice case studies that have successfully engaged flood risk communities.

Edzell Community Flood Plan

This document will outline good practice and key learning points in the development of a community led flood plan in partnership with the local authority.

Aberfeldy Partnership

This document will outline good practice in engaging a community group to develop a community flood plan and strengthen partnership working with responsible authorities and increase their flood resilience.

Stonehaven Flood Wardens

This document will outline good practice and key learning points to consider when developing a flood warden scheme.

Menstrie Community Engagement

This document will outline good practice in engaging a flood risk community to raise awareness about flood risks through partnership working with a local school using the curriculum as a driver to engage pupils and teachers.

Community Flood Alerting

This document will outline good practice and key learning points to consider when developing hyper local community flood alerting.

Kemnay Temporary Flood Barriers

This document will outline good practice and key learning points to consider when developing and deploying temporary flood barriers.

SFF Flood Recovery

This document will outline good practice and key learning points of a SFF flood recovery programme. Coming Soon