Drop in to Charnwood flood fair

Homeowners in Charnwood are urged to add a 'flood fair' in to their diaries.

Residents are urged to come along to the event, arranged by Leicestershire County Council, to find out more about flood risk and pick up practical advice on protecting their property.

The drop-in session on 30th January will feature advice on drawing up a personal flood plan and information on flood protection products and a free flood warning service.

The event is also an opportunity to speak to experts from the council, Charnwood Borough Council, the Environment Agency, Severn Trent Water and the Local Resilience Forum.

In England and Wales, over 5.5 million, or one in six, properties are at risk of flooding from all types of floods. Latest climate change projections indicate rising sea levels and increasingly severe and frequent rainstorms mean the risk of floods will increase.

Pam Posnett, Leicestershire County Council cabinet member for flooding, said: "Unfortunately, flooding is becoming more frequent and we only need to look at the storms along the west coast over Christmas for a recent example of the distress and devastation caused.

"Flooding is one of the biggest risks to local communities but by taking simple steps, people can reduce the likelihood of damage and protect their families.
"This event is an excellent opportunity to talk to the experts and ensure you're prepared."

The flood fair is taking place between 2pm and 7pm on Thursday 30th January at Loughborough Town Hall (LE11 3EB). To find out more about the event, please call 0116 305 0001 or email flooding@leics,gov.uk

Event date: 
Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 14:00 to 19:00