Come to Cheltenham's second flood prevention fair

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Come to Cheltenham's second flood prevention fair

Summer may have arrived, but people in Cheltenham should still be prepared for the threat of flooding in the future.

Cheltenham Borough Council has teamed up with the Environment Agency and the National Flood Forum to offer residents the chance to get prepared, as it holds a second Flood Protection Fair on Thursday 10 July in Cheltenham.

The event, which runs from 2pm to 6.30pm at Cheltenham Town Hall, will offer practical ideas and advice about flood protection following the heavy rain which affected large parts of the country last July.

Visitors can find out about flood protection measures and flood warnings, and learn key practical tips and skills to cope with the future threat of flooding.

Cllr John Morris, Cabinet member for built environment at Cheltenham Borough Council, said: “People can come along to the event and get a lot of free advice and information, as well as seeing the very latest flood protection equipment available to them.

“We hope this event will be even more popular and will give people the chance consider taking actions now to protect themselves from potential problems in the future.”

The Environment Agency (EA) will also be able to answer questions on the River Chelt Flood Risk Management Scheme improvement works. Local residents can sign up to the EA’s Flood Watch service and receive warnings of possible flooding by calling 0845 988 1188.

This is the second event organised by Cheltenham Borough Council in partnership with the Environment Agency and the National Flood Forum. The first event, which was held in Cheltenham last December, was a great success.

The fair is free to enter.

Posted : 04/07/2008 15:02:21

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