Melton Borough Council

Are you interested in becoming a Community Flood Warden?

Published Monday, 13th January 2020

Last year, Leicestershire and Rutland saw large amounts of flooding, including areas that aren’t normally affected. This was due to the saturated ground, heavy rain deposits and limited dry spells.

To help local communities, it is recommended that every parish, not just those that have large river, brooks or watercourses running through the area, should have at least 2 -3 Community Flood Wardens.

Community Flood Warden’s are the community’s voice and support during these times. They will monitor local conditions, distribute flood related information to the residents, encourage them to keep up to date with flood related information and sign post them to the relevant authority. As well as, communicating with the relevant authority on behalf of the community, reporting flood incidents, raising assistance requirements needed and gathering information on the current conditions.

In partnership with the Environment Agency, the local authorities in Leicestershire and Rutland are running 3 training sessions for anyone wishing to learn more about becoming a Community Flood Warden. Which will be held on the dates listed below:

18:00 – 20:00, 13 February 2020, Hinckley

18:00 – 20:00, 12 March 2020, Oakham, Rutland

18:00 – 20:00, 26 March 2020, Coalville

To reserve a space please contact The Resilience Partnership using the following details:
Email: emergency.management@leics.go.uk

Tel: 0116 30 56101

Additional training will be available for Community Flood Wardens who wish to have the ability to assist the Highways Authority in closing roads due to flooding, as and when required/requested to do so.


To find out the areas at risk in your parish, visit the Environment Agency flood maps available here: https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/long-term-flood-risk/map

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For more information please contact:

 

Email: emergency.management@leics.go.uk

Tel: 0116 30 56101