Flood awareness bus comes to town

Published Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Flood protection advice bus in our car park on 24 June 2.30-4.30pm

Homes and businesses in Thrapston will be better protected from the risk of flooding, thanks to funding from Defra.

In 2012, Defra launched the Flood Resilience Community Pathfinder scheme, a project to support communities at significant risk of flooding in England.

Northamptonshire is one of 13 communities across the country to benefit from the funding to build up flood resilience. East Northamptonshire Council and Northamptonshire County Council are working together to raise awareness of the project and the resources available in Thrapston.

The Community Flood Awareness Vehicle will be in the Council’s Thrapston offices car park on 24 June 2.30 - 4.30pm.

The county council will be on board to explain how to prepare for flooding and to discuss the funding secured for a community flood store and rain gauge. There will also be the chance to see the results of the town’s most recent flood risk assessment.

Mary Dhonau is the Community Engagement Officer for Northamptonshire County Council. "Having been flooded myself, I know only too well what an appalling experience it is," she said. "To lose precious sentimental items, such as children’s first drawings, is completely devastating."

Leader of East Northamptonshire Council, Steven North, added: "We hope this project will leave our residents reassured that the town is prepared in the event of a flood."

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