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Keep hold of those sandbags – for now

Flooding in Ivinghoe Aston, near to The Swan pub - pictured is Ronald Puddefoot's house having sandbags placed around his door by the Vale of Aylesbury Hosuing Trust

Flooding in Ivinghoe Aston, near to The Swan pub - pictured is Ronald Puddefoot's house having sandbags placed around his door by the Vale of Aylesbury Hosuing Trust

As flood water in many areas of LBO land subsides, residents are being warned not to dispose of sandbags as part of the clear-up process.

With groundwater levels still very high and more rain forecast, Buckinghamshire County Council is recommending that anyone who has needed sandbags to keep water off of their property over the last few weeks should keep all sandbags in place while Environment Agency flood warnings and alerts are still in force.

Council leader Martin Tett said: “It’s not worth taking any risk with your property. Keep hold of your sandbags while there’s still a flood danger. Once the risk has passed, we’ll be working with other agencies to offer advice on sandbag disposal.”

Earlier this month a number of homes in Ivinghoe Aston were badly affected by flooding.

 

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