Our village namesake, Cossington in Leicestershire, recently suffered serious flooding. Thankfully, in our village, flooding is only a risk in extreme conditions in the lower lying areas due to excessive surface water accumulation from surrounding areas - particularly when village watercourses become blocked.
The last serious flooding here occurred in 2012 causing significant damage to the school and several dwellings. Since then, a number of improvements and mitigation measures have been introduced via the local Flood Group. It is important that all residents living close to a watercourse are aware of their related legal and social responsibilities in keeping watercourses clear.
We have therefore recently sent a reminder of these responsibilities to residents living adjacent to the main village watercourse - a copy is provided <<here>>