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Free flood advice on offer at roadshow event

Free flood advice will be on offer to residents and business owners in Tenbury later this month.

Malvern Hills District Council has joined forces with the Flood Advisory Service to host special roadshows to raise awareness of the risk of flooding in the local area. 

More than 150 properties were devastated by the floods which hit the district in July 2007 and the event is aimed at ensuring residents are prepared for any future flooding.

The roadshows take place between 10am and 5pm on Friday, 24 June and 10am and 4pm on Saturday, 25 June at Tenbury Town Council car park, Palmers Meadow, next to Tenbury Swimming Pool.

As well as information on specific flood risks, residents will be able to access information on local flood groups, possible funding to support the installation of flood prevention measures and the range of flood prevention products available.

Officials from the West Mercia Local Resilience Forum (LRF) – which includes the police, Environment Agency and fire service – will also be on hand to offer advice and support.

Reducing the impact of flooding by working with partners and supporting communities to be more self reliant are two of the actions set out in Malvern Hills District Council’s Five Year Plan.

Cllr Bronwen Behan, Portfolio Holder for the Environment on Malvern Hills District Council, said: “Although progress has been made to reduce the risk of flooding in the area it still remains a possibility, particularly during extreme weather events.

“We’re delighted to be working with the Flood Advisory Service to put on these roadshows which will give residents a wide range of information and advice so they can take the necessary steps to protect themselves against any flooding that may occur in the future.”

Free parking will be available during both events in Malvern Hills District Council’s car park in Teme Street.

 Visit www.floodadvisoryservice.co.uk for more information or call 0800 970 3950.