THURROCK Council want residents views on potential flood risks in the borough following the creation of a surface water management plan.

Over the past three years, the council has been working with the likes of Anglian Water, the Environment Agency and the Essex Fire to create the plan which identifies areas at risk of surface water flooding if there is an “extreme rainfall event” – a one in 100 year event - and provides an action plan with options to tackle the risks. Now the plan is ready, the public are to be given their say on any risks and have until May 2 to give their views.

The consultation will ask if people have experienced surface water flooding in the past, if they think the surface water maps accurately represent the areas at risk and which areas are shown to be at risk of flooding that shouldn't be.

Residents are asked to provide evidence to back up their claims. The consultation will also provide an opportunity for people to put forward their own ideas.

More information, including a full version of the draft plan, is available on the Thurrock Council website at: and clicking on “supporting documents”.