The following Alert is being circulated on behalf of Perth & Kinross Council Scotland has continued to adopt a new approach to manage the risk of flooding. SEPA and local authorities have recently published updated flood risk management strategies and local flood risk management plans. These will target action in the future where it is most effective based on improved knowledge of the sources and impacts of flooding. Across Scotland, flooding is being managed within 14 districts. SEPA published their updated plans for all of these districts in December 2021. These documents outline the objectives and actions that will be used to manage flooding in areas of high risk. The plans can be viewed on the SEPA website at https://www2.sepa.org.uk/frmplans/. Perth and Kinross Council is the lead authority for the Tay catchment as well as being involved in three other surrounding districts. The Council published the updated Tay Local Flood Risk Management Plan on 21 December 2022. Other lead authorities are also publishing plans for the Tay Estuary & Montrose Basin, the Forth and the Forth Estuary districts. These plans provide further information on the responsibilities and timescales for implementing the actions over the next six years as well as the funding and coordination arrangements. Many people aren’t aware that their homes or businesses could be at risk from flooding. Through the publication of the plans, residents and businesses will be able to learn more about flood risk and its impacts in their local area and the actions that will be taken to manage the risk of flooding.Anyone wishing to read the plans will be able to access it online via the flooding pages on the Council’s website; http://www.pkc.gov.uk/frmplans Copies of the local flood risk management plans will also be available to view in Pullar House, Perth; Auchterarder Library, Blairgowrie Area Office (46 Leslie Street); Crieff Area Office (32 James Square); Pitlochry Area Offices/Library (26/28 Atholl Road); Breadalbane Community Campus, Aberfeldy and Loch Leven Community Campus & Library. Those persons living in the Angus, Stirling and Fife Council areas of the Tay Local Plan District should contact their own local authority in the first instance: · Angus Council Accessline 08452 777 778· Fife Council General Enquiries 03451 550 000· Stirling Council Contact Centre 01786 404040 More information about the progress of the Flood Act and how to protect your property from flooding can be found at www.pkc.gov.uk/flooding.