Charlton Kings flash flooding resident drop in

Published on 6th May 2015

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- Friday 15 May, 2pm-7pm

On Friday 15 May, residents in Charlton Kings are invited to a drop in event from 2pm until 7pm at the Stanton Room in Church Piece to find out more about how to stay safe should flash flooding occur.

The River Chelt and its tributaries react rapidly to extreme rainfall and this means that parts of the community in Charlton Kings could be at risk from flash flooding. This can occur with little or no warning. 

Residents can find out more at the drop in session, where representatives from Cheltenham Borough Council, the Environment Agency, the National Flood Forum and the County Council’s Civil Protection Team will be on hand to answer any questions. They will also provide information about the flood warning scheme and how to sign up and advise on producing personal flood plans.

Helen Down, participation and engagement team leader at Cheltenham Borough Council, said: “Major flash floods are rare, but we hope that this event will help people in the area to know what to do and how to stay safe in case the worst should happen.”

For more information, please contact Helen Down on 01242 774960 or email helen.down@www.cheltenham.gov.uk

 


For press enquires contact: Kelly Carter, communications officer, telephone 01242 264154, email kelly.carter@www.cheltenham.gov.uk