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Drop-in event looks at flood risk in Leighton

High water levels near Appenine Way in February 2014

High water levels near Appenine Way in February 2014

Residents can learn more about the flood risk in Leighton Buzzard and the Environment Agency’s role in protecting people and property from flooding during a drop-in on Tuesday, July 29.

Environment Agency staff will be joined by representatives from Central Bedfordshire Council and the Bedford Group of Internal Drainage Boards.

Staff will be on hand to answer questions on what we are doing to manage flood risk, the flood map and flood warning service. They will also be able to give visitors tips on how to prepare for floods and note and discuss people’s flood concerns and experiences.

The drop-in event will take place between 1.30pm and 7pm at the Brooklands Hall, Garden Leys.

Claire Jouvray, senior flood risk advisor for the Environment Agency, said: “Protecting people and property from flooding is a key role for the Environment Agency.”

“We have taken a fresh look at flood risk in Leighton Buzzard using better modelling and evidence from the local community and are now considering the best and most cost effective ways to manage the risk. It would be great for local people to come and be involved in this.”

You can check to see if you are at risk of flooding by visiting www.gov.uk/environment-agency/flood or by calling Floodline on 0345 988 1188 or 0845 988 1188.

 

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