Flood-prone communities will be offered "practical self-help" advice to reduce the risks at a countryside charity's event.

The Norfolk branch of CPRE (Campaign to Protect Rural England) has organised a conference aimed at parish councils and landowners.  

The event at Dereham Memorial Hall on May 22 includes speakers from the Environment Agency and the National Farmers' Union, who will explain the planning framework, environmental improvement schemes and the role of landowners.

It will showcase examples of successful flood management measures and identify other sources of practical advice and financial support.

There will also be addresses from national CPRE chief executive Roger Mortlock and CPRE Norfolk president Prof Tim O’Riordan. 

CPRE Norfolk chairman Chris Dady said the conference is "particularly timely" amid a rising number of flooding incidents, caused by "a combination of climate change and increased pressures on land use and our infrastructure".

He added: "While it can sometimes feel we are powerless against the literally rising tides, there are steps that parish councils and landowners can take to reduce the likelihood and impact of flooding, and we hope this conference inspires and informs people to take action."

For more details and tickets see https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/772135517117.