Delighted to note that this film won the best Green film of 2015. See more about our Awards here.
Camilla Bassett-Smith, Assistant Producer on many BBC programmes and one of Stroud Community TV judges said: “In conclusion I felt like I was watching a documentary that you may see on main stream television. This has ‘COMMUNITY’ stamped all over it! I was going to mark down as it was perhaps a little too long at 20 minutes, however, I enjoyed every minute and so am happy to say that this is my first choice film in this category!”
Rural Sustainable Drainage – Natural Flood Management in the Stroud Valleys [A shorter 3min taster is viewable at https://vimeo.com/139321429 ].
Natural Flood Management means working with nature to reduce flooding. The Stroud Rural Sustainable Drainage Project is working in partnership with local communities, land owners and land managers to reduce flood risk in a cost-effective way, throughout the River Frome catchment in Stroud, an area of over 235 km2
Commissioned by Stroud District Council & the Countryside and Community Research Institute, University of Gloucestershire. The Stroud Rural Sustainable Drainage Project is supported by The Severn and Wye (England) Regional Flood and Coastal Committee
Project news and information here.
Produced by Antony Lyons & Rough Glory Films. Uploaded to Vimeo here.
Additional flood footage shot by Brian Cooke, Jeremy Williamson
Adam Laity (used with kind permission of Esther May Campbell).
Music: ‘It Always Rains in England’ by Ergo Phizmiz (creative commons license).