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As there is currently a flood warning and a number of flood alerts in force across the borough, we thought it would be helpful to provide some information and advice in relation to flooding.
We have also put together a webpage on our website to provide residents with some useful information, advice and links. www.charnwood.gov.uk/flooding
Who is responsible for what?
Charnwood Borough Council is only responsible for clearing gullies and keeping watercourses flowing on land it owns. We have a maintenance schedule to ensure that happens. More »
Leicestershire County Council is responsible for maintaining road gullies and brooks on its own land. Landowners also have a duty to ensure watercourses on their land are flowing freely.
The Environment Agency is responsible for the maintenance of main rivers which are usually large rivers and streams such as Sileby Brook and Wood Brook in Loughborough.
If you live in a part of the borough which is prone to flooding, signing up to the Environment Agency flood alerts is free and easy. The alerts will notify you about possible flooding and you can sign up via the EA's website.
Sandbags and other flood defence products
The borough council stocks a limited number of sandbags and does not have a statutory duty to provide them.
The small number of sandbags the Council have will be issued to:
- protect life, critical infrastructure and buildings, eg hospitals and substations
- protect elderly, disabled and vulnerable residents
- support the emergency services
It's also worth noting that sandbags provide limited protection against flooding and are most effective when in place before flooding takes place. Once flooding occurs the distribution of sandbags also becomes more challenging.
Therefore, if residents know their property is prone to flooding, they may want to consider investing in other flood defence products. Blue Pages is the UK's leading independent flood directory which is run by the National Flood Forum charity.
Reporting a flood
The cause of the flood may determine which organisation you need to report it to. Leicestershire County Council is the lead local flood authority and more information about which organisations you may need to contact is available on their website
Sharing information with residents
As trusted voices in the local community, it is really important to remember to share information and updates from credible sources on social media to avoid spreading misinformation.
Useful social media accounts
Below are some useful Twitter accounts to follow in relation to flooding:
- Charnwood Borough Council - @CharnwoodBC
- Leicestershire County Council - @LeicsCountyHall
- Environment Agency - @EnvAgency
- Environment Agency Midlands - @EnvAgencyMids
- Met Office - @MetOffice
- Met Office East Midlands - @metofficeEMids
- Leicester Fire and Rescue - @LeicsFireRescue
- Leicestershire Police - @leicspolice
- Charnwood Police - @CharnwoodPolice
- Leicester Area Traffic Control - @ATCLeicester
- Leicestershire & Rutland - @LR4x4Response » Less
Posted: Wed, 23 Nov 2022 11:03 by Julie Lovatt
An information and advice event is being held in Syston for people who may have concerns about the rising cost of living.
Charnwood Borough Council, as part of its Charnwood Community Action campaign, has organised the Cost of Living and Wellbeing with support from a range of partners.
The event is being held on Tuesday, November 29 at Syston Methodist Church in High Street between 3pm and 6.30pm.
There will be various organisations at the roadshow to offer advice on a range of issues including debt, housing, the dangers of using loan sharks and scams, skills and training, employment and more. More »
Verity Graham, the Council's neighbourhoods and partnerships manager, said: "We are very aware of the concerns and worries people have about the rising cost of living and that's why we launched Charnwood Community Action to co-ordinate and signpost support for people.
"The roadshow is another way we are trying to help by bringing together organisations who can help people.
"It is open for anyone to attend and no matter what position you find yourself in, we would like people to know they are not alone. There are organisations who can help and while there is often not an instant fix, they may be able to advise you on steps you can take to improve your situation.
"Please come along to the event in Syston and if you can't make it, visit our campaign web page which has information and links to organisations which can offer support and advice."
As well as advice on cost of living concerns, the roadshow will also have information about no cost or low-cost ways to improve your health and wellbeing.
The roadshow in Syston will also include a free prize draw for anyone who attends. The prize is a food hamper.
Organisations supporting the roadshow include Leicestershire County Council, Department of Work and Pensions, Trading Standards, Clockwise Credit Union, Trussell Trust, Citizens Advice, Active and Charnwood and more.
Another roadshow is being planned for the Loughborough area in the New Year.
Posted: Tue, 22 Nov 2022 14:11 by Julie Lovatt
Councils and NHS bodies are joining forces as part of the NHS Stay Well campaign to make sure people understand how they can stay well this winter(link is external).
We are working together to ensure people get prompt health advice this winter, so that people can avoid going to hospital unless they really need to.
In many cases, the 111 number, local pharmacists and other services can help people and there are plenty of tips for people to help themselves. More »
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Posted: Fri, 18 Nov 2022 11:00 by Julie Lovatt