Anti-flood measures rolled out across Lutterworth area - The Rugby Observer

Anti-flood measures rolled out across Lutterworth area

ANTI-flood measures are being rolled out across the Lutterworth area following last week’s severe weather.

Harborough District Council (HDC) says it is ‘urgently investigating’ how to provide localised support to affected parishes and areas across the district.

HDC has told parish councils that an initial supply of sandbags will be made available, to be stored across the district for use in emergency situations.

There will also be support for parishes and areas through the multi-agency Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Local Resilience Forum (LRF) to review or create a Community Resilience Plan, including a call for volunteer flood wardens.

HDC leader Coun Phil Knowles said: “We understand how devastating flooding of a property can be and the worry it causes to residents.

“Harborough is a large rural district and our support team can’t be everywhere at once. So I am pleased to say that the council is making £20,000 available for support to affected parishes and areas, including making sandbags available, and we will work together to see what further support can be offered.”

The first set of sandbags has been delivered to Broughton Astley.

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