Flooded communities to be visited by National Flood Forum and partner support teams April 2024

Dedicated support for communities recently affected by flooding will soon be available around the borough.  

The National Flood Forum support team, along with Tewkesbury Borough Council’s Community officers and other agencies, will be visiting Tewkesbury, Tirley, Sandhurst, Minsterworth and Longford from Tuesday, 23 April in a mobile support vehicle.  

Chris Ashman, Executive Director of Place said: ‘’We understand how difficult the recent flooding events this year have been and encourage residents who have been affected to come along to any of the drop-in sessions available.  

‘’Council officers and partner agencies such as Severn Trent Water and the Environment Agency will be available alongside the National Flood Forum support team, offering practical advice and support to recover from the effects of flooding.’’  

Residents can attend drop-in information sessions, receive tailored recovery advice, assistance with insurance matters, finding the right tradespeople, installation of flood defences and exploring available grants and financial assistance. The mobile unit and teams will visit the following locations – no appointment is necessary.  

·                     Tuesday, 23 April – Tewkesbury, Gloucester Road car park, 9.30am – 7pm  

·                     Wednesday, 24 April – Tirley, Village Hall car park 9.30am – 1pm  

·                     Wednesday, 24 April – Sandhurst, St. Lawrence’s Church car park, 2pm – 7pm  

·                     Thursday, 25 April – Minsterworth,Village Hall car park, 9.30am – 1pm  

·                     Thursday, 25 April – Longford, Queens Head car park, 2pm – 7pm  

·                     Friday, 26 April – Tewkesbury, Gloucester Road car park, 9.30am – 1pm  

Heather Shepherd, Flood Recovery Specialist for the National Flood Forum said: “Having been flooded myself, I understand how traumatic it is. I know that the process of recovery is fraught with stresses and pressures, which is why I would urge anyone who has any flood-related issues or questions to come along to the recovery trailer.   

‘’We are here to help, offer advice, and guide you to the best sources of professional support and actively listen to your concerns.”

During the drop-in sessions the National Flood Forum, Gloucestershire County Council, the Environment Agency and Severn Trent Water will be available offering local advice and support in partnership with the borough council.