FRAMES Days Kent 12 - 14 November 2019
FRAMES days in the ‘bathtub’ of Tunbridge Wells
At the invitation of Kent County Council, the FRAMES partners met in November in the center of the old English town of Tunbridge Wells. The meeting location is on one of the lowest-lying parts of the city. Everywhere around the location you can see that it can flood quickly and sharply in case of heavy rain.
The partners of Kent County Council have shown what measures residents and entrepreneurs in the area are taking to limit nuisance. With bulkheads for doors and windows and sandbags, an attempt is made to keep the water out. Although it is also quickly clear that there is little to be done in the event of heavy rainfall. The decline is great, the water comes from all sides and cannot go anywhere.
During the FRAMES days attention was paid to current events, there were major floods in the north of England, in the Lincolnshire area. In addition, as always, much attention was paid to the project. FRAMES is moving towards the end date and so there was a lot of attention for the deliverables, the proceeds from all work in the various pilots.
A special experience was the site visit that was organized by the FRAMES partners of Medway Catchment. The partners have visited a water shelter in Sissinghurst Castle Gardens. With this water collection, the amount of water in the Medway can be limited in case of heavy rainfall. In the presence of the BBC Southeast, the partners helped to sow new plants around the newly constructed water basin.