The Parish Council works with various authorities and local agencies to share information that affects our parish, from roadworks to emergency planning in times of bad weather (snow and flood). The current Parish Emergency Plan is under review but includes local knowledge on flood/ water management. Our parish has designated flood wardens.
For information about planned road closures due to highways maintenance that may affect this Parish see the ‘Notices’ section on this website (on the homepage). You can find the most up to date information on scheme start and end dates and more information about all the various planned works on:
– Website – www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/resurfacing
– Facebook – Gloucestershire Roads
– Twitter – @GlosRoads
– Signs in the area
– unauthorised obstructions placed on verges –Highways Act 1980 – Section 149 – Removal of things on the highway
Flooding information can be found on the Environmental Agency (EA) website – https://flooding-warning-information.service.gov.uk/warnings. From here by putting in your postcode you can then find useful information on the Haw Bridge Gauge Board, the five-day flood risk forecast as well as advice on flooding.
As at February 20th 2020, Tewkesbury Borough Council reported that it has a good supply of filled sandbags at the Public Services Centre – they are available to vulnerable residents who have registered with them to receive assisted waste collections and they have mechanisms in place to deliver to these vulnerable residents, should this be necessary. Please phone 01684 295010.
If you know of someone who needs sandbags outside of office hours, please call: 01684 293445. Alternatively, they have empty sandbags that residents can take and fill themselves – builders merchants should have a good stock of sand or soil can also be put in bin bags and used in the same way as sandbags.
TBC are now in the process of assessing the impact that this current incident has had on residents in terms of numbers of properties affected. It is difficult to get an accurate picture as some areas are inaccessible and many residents don’t report property flooding to TBC or ask for assistance. If you know of any residents who are affected with water inside their properties then please do let TBC know by emailing email@example.com.
Essential information on flooding from Gloucestershire County Council (Nov 2019):
Do you know what to do if your property floods?
A new tool is available to make it easier to let the county council know when flooding happens. Just go to SWIM and follow the simple steps. There is also a wealth of useful information to help you find out if you are at risk and how to prepare, such as our essential flood guide. This information helps Gloucestershire County Council and partners to build up a picture of areas at risk and how we can concentrate our resources where they are most needed. Visit our web pages here to find out more.
Floods affecting roads February 2020:
TBC are aware of the problems that some road closures in Tewkesbury town are having on the road network, particularly around the Prior Park estate, and they are working with partners to look at how this is alleviated as soon as possible.
Advice from Gloucestershire Constabulary – www.gloucestershire.police.uk/news/gloucestershire/news/constabulary-working-with-partner-agencies-to-respond-to-flooding
Visit the Gloucestershire County Council Highways website for local road and cold weather information.
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Click on the link below to open up the 2018 document ‘Are you Ready booklet’ that contains information and advice on how individuals can be prepared for and respond to emergency situations.