FLOODING IN HASSOCKS – MEETING JULY 5, 2016
Hassocks Amenity Association and HKD Transition held a joint meeting on flooding in Hassocks to consider what actions are being taken and what more can be done.
The meeting was a huge success with speaker Dusty Gedge providing numerous examples of where changes can be made.
Dusty was joined by Juliet Merrifield of HKD Transition, Peter King of Ouse and Adur Rivers Trust, Fred Maillardet from HAA and Kevin Macknay from West Sussex County Council, pictured above, to update people on local flood management.
Visit Dusty’s suggested sites at
Sussex Wildlife Trust has come up with a number of suggestions which we can do as individuals to counteract flooding locally.
The Trust says: We want to help people to influence their environment and to help tackle our water and wetland issues. There is a whole wealth of ways that you can help improve the health of our rivers and wetlands in Sussex. For ideas, see our Make a Difference pages, or help us with some of the following :-
- Use less water, and natural resources such as electricity and material goods which require water to manufacture
- Create green infrastructure and Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems(SUDS) in urban areas i.e. driveways
- Contact us for advice on how to create, rehabilitate and restore rivers and wetlands.
- Work with us to tackle big issues such as climate change, flooding and & invasive species
- Help us protect important landscapes such as the South Downs which clean and store vast amounts of our drinking water
- Help wetland wildlife from home by downloading our free advice sheet
- Record the wildlife you see so we can find out more about what is happening with wetland wildlife across the County.
- Register as a volunteer and help us with practical tasks such as tree planting and meadow restoration
- Become a Water Wise Gardener, create a pond or use a water butt.
- Start a Student Research project – we can give you ideas for research topics.
- Get involved in a Local Group or a Local Project. Some local groups and projects are listed below :-
- Arun and Rother Connections
- Sussex Flow Initiative – River Ouse
- Lewes Community Wildlife Project
- The Conservation Volunteers
- Ouse & Adur Rivers Trust
- Arun and Rother Rivers Trust
- Local ‘Friends of’ groups such as Friends of Rye Harbour Nature Reserve
- Manhood Wildlife and Heritage Group
Reducing Flood Risk in Hassocks – A Report by Peter King of Ouse and Adur Rivers Trust. February 2016