Drop-in events for people affected by recent storms

Published: Wed 21st February, 2024

The below press release has been issued on behalf of Leicestershire County Council

Communities impacted by recent flooding are being supported through a series of drop-in events.

Residents and businesses affected by flooding will be able to talk to key agencies about their experience, get advice on how to be prepared against further flooding, as well as find out what is being done to help the community recover.

Representatives from Leicestershire County Council, the Environment Agency, district and borough councils, water companies and other organisations will be present at the events.

The first drop-in event - in a series of five - will take place at Loughborough Town Hall on Wednesday, 28 February from 2pm-7pm.

An event will also take place at Syston Community Centre on Wednesday 20 March, 2pm to 7pm

There will be further events in Blaby and Melton. Find out more on the webpage.

The council is also encouraging people to let others affected by flooding in their Leicestershire community know about the events. The sessions will be of interest to representatives of communities who may be keen to play a role in supporting the work of agencies.

While these events have been organised with the worst-hit communities in mind, they are open to all members of the public.

Around 650 homes were flooded across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland during storm Henk, with 70 roads closed and over 100 incidents attended by Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service.

Flood-hit householders and businesses can now also apply for Government funding to help them get back on their feet following Storm Henk on the dedicated webpage.

Leicestershire County Council will also soon be announcing details on how to apply for a property flood resilience grant.