Press release

Residents and businesses invited to Allesley flood drop-in event

The Environment Agency is inviting local residents and businesses to attend a drop-in event to discuss flooding in Allesley, Coventry.

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The event runs from 5pm to 7pm, Thursday 17 March at:

Allesley Scout Hut
Washbrook Lane
Allesley
Coventry CV5 9FG

Environment Agency staff will be on hand to provide information about how they’re working to help reduce the risk of flooding and how people can be better prepared. Representatives from Coventry City Council and Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire Resilience will also be available to answer questions.

Allesley has a history of flooding, with properties at risk from both the River Sherbourne and from surface water run-off. The area has already flooded twice this year.

Rob Lunt, Environment Agency Flood Resilience Adviser said:

Flooding has a terrible impact on people’s lives, often long after the flood has gone. But there are things that people can do to reduce the risks for themselves and their community. This is a great opportunity to find out more.

If you are unable to attend the drop in, information is available online.

Knowing your flood risk is the first step to protecting your family and property. Check your flood risk and register to receive free flood warnings or call Floodline on 0345 988 1188.

Published 17 March 2016