Flood warden information drop-in


Members of the public who are interested in becoming flood wardens to help protect their community from flooding on the Lincolnshire coast are being invited to find out more.

Lincolnshire County Council and the Environment Agency are holding a drop-in information day on Friday, January, 31 for people to find out how they can help local communities be better prepared for flooding.

Existing flood wardens will be on hand to share their experiences with residents who may be interested in becoming community flood wardens.

The event takes place at the Merridale Centre in Sutton on Sea, 10am - 4pm. Light refreshments will be available.

Laura Edlington, emergency planning officer at Lincolnshire County Council, says:

“We are working with local flood wardens to help them identify flood risks in their communities and understand what they need to consider in an emergency.

“We are committed to helping people become more prepared and resilient against flooding and hope people will drop in on Friday to find out more.

“Being a flood warden is all about helping residents in your community whose homes are in a flood risk area. It is incredibly reassuring for residents to know they have someone nearby who they can talk to about protecting their lives and property,” she added.

Parish councils and community emergency and flood planning groups work alongside flood wardens, who are recruited by Lincolnshire County Council Emergency Planning Unit in partnership with the Environment Agency.

For more information and an application pack, please email epu@lincoln.fire-uk.org.

To prepare for flooding by making your own flood plan visit: http://www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/lincolnshire-prepared.

To find out more about how they can protect themselves, their families and possessions, people can contact the Environment Agency’s Floodline on 0845 988 1188 or visit the website at www.environment-agency.gov.uk/floodanglian.