AROUND £60,000 is being invested by Devon County Council in a number of schemes to address flooding issues across the county.

The measures, which range from sluice gates to further investigation work, are a direct result of feedback from flood surgeries and drop-in events held across Devon following widespread floods in the county last July and November.

Councillor Stuart Hughes, chairman of the Devon Flood Risk Management Partnership and Devon County Council cabinet member for highways and transportation, said: “Communities have played a big part in highlighting the actions we're now putting into place by providing important information at the flood surgeries and drop-in events.

“A lot of these measures, such as debris grills, may seem minor in themselves, but they should have a considerable impact in tackling the problems which compounded the effect of the heavy rainfall which Devon suffered last year.”