FLOOD ALERT – 8th February 2016

A Flood Alert has been issued by the Environment Agency for the River Coln and its tributaries.

Flooding is possible for the River Coln and its tributaries from Whittington to the confluence with The River Thames for the River Coln overnight..

Low lying land and roads will be affected first.

Be prepared to protect yourself, family, pets and property.

The river and flooding forecast is as follows:

Heavy rain has been forecast this evening and overnight. If we receive the rainfall, river levels are already high and are likely to rise resulting in flooding low lying areas and roads tonight and tomorrow. No property flooding is currently expected.

– Prepare a flood kit including a torch, batteries, mobile phone, warm clothes, water, food and any prescription medicines you may need.

– Avoid walking, cycling or driving through flood water.

– Farmers should consider moving livestock and equipment away from areas likely to flood.

– Keep an eye on local water levels and weather conditions. Visit the Environment Agency website www.gov.uk/environment-agency for river level and flooding information.

– Call Floodline on 0345 988 1188 using quickdial 171495 for up-to-date flooding information.

Contact

Environment Agency

West Thames Flood Warning Duty Officer

Red Kite House,

Howbery Park, Wallingford,

Oxon. OX10 8BD

Floodline 0345 988 1188

NEIGHBOURHOOD DEVELOPMENT PLAN

The Pre-submission Fairford Neighbourhood Plan 2016 – 2031 is open for public consultation.  We would welcome your views on the Plan.

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If you have any comments to make, please do so by 1st February 2017.  You can either email the Council on clerks@fairford-tc.co.uk, or write to us at Fairford Town Council, Community Centre, High Street, Fairford, GL7 4AF.

or use the comment form below.

Reg 14 response form

Hard copies are available on request.  Hard copies have been lodged at Fairford Library, Hilary Cottage Surgery and The Post Office.

Further supporting documentation can be found by clicking on the links below:

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Once the consultation exercise is complete, the Town Council will review the comments made and prepare a final version of the Plan.  This will be submitted to the District Council to arrange for its independent examination, and eventual referendum.

For more information on the Fairford Neighbourhood Plan please click on the link below.

http://www.fairfordneighbourhoodplan.org.uk

 

For more information on the Fairford Neighbourhood Plan please click on the link below.

http://www.fairfordneighbourhoodplan.org.uk

 

 

Press Release -CDC provides door-to-door welfare support for flood-affected residents

CDC provides door-to-door welfare support for flood-affected residents

 Officers from Cotswold District Council are currently undertaking door-to-door welfare visits in neighbourhoods which have been affected by flooding and the discharge of sewage, following recent storms.

The visits began on Thursday 20 February and are continuing today.

The aim is to make sure that residents are prepared for the recovery process and to ensure they have the support that they need. Officers are providing advice on financial matters, emotional support, information from Public Health England and general flood-related guidance.

So far, the District Council has been working with its Town and Parish Councils, Gloucestershire County Council, Gloucestershire Constabulary, the Environment Agency, Thames Water, Public Health England, and other agencies to help respond to the weather related problems. Community resilience groups across the district, which have been established since the severe flooding in 2007, have also played a major role in tackling floodwater and sewage overflows.

Cotswold District Council’s Cabinet Member for the Environment, Cllr David Fowles, said:

“We recognise that, in many cases, sorting out the damage caused by flooding is as traumatic as the actual event itself, and we are also aware that sewage problems could persist for some time to come.   We felt that it was important to provide welfare support for residents affected by these problems.  By making door-to-door visits, our officers can make sure that residents are getting the right sort of support.  Additionally, they can always contact the Council on 01285 623000 or contact their local ward member by looking up their details on our website www.cotswold.gov.uk

The Council’s waste collector, Ubico Ltd, is continuing to pick up flood-damaged items from properties at no cost to the owners. Please call our Flood Helpline on 01285 623123 if you would like to take up this offer.