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Advice and support sessions for flooded Worcestershire residents and businesses

The National Flood Forum (NFF) will be hosting some advice and support drop-in sessions for those who were affected by the recent flooding along the River Severn.

The NFF recovery trailer will be touring flood impacted communities along the river from Monday 14th March.

Residents and business owners will be able to speak to flood recovery experts from the NFF, many of whom have flooded in the past themselves, about their experiences. They will be able to get advice about issues such as insurance and property re-instatement or quite simply have the chance to just talk about what’s happened. The trailer is a one-stop-shop for practical and emotional support.

Heather Shepherd, Community Support Manager and Flood Recovery Specialist for the National Flood Forum said:

“Having been flooded myself, including during the last month, I understand how traumatic it is.

I know that the process of recovery is fraught with a number of stresses and pressures, which is why I would urge anyone who has any flood-related issues or questions to come and talk to us.

We are here to help, offer advice, signpost you to the best sources of professional support and actively listen to your concerns.”

In addition to NFF experts, representatives from the county council, the district councils, the Environment Agency and Severn Trent Water will also be available at the trailer to help with a wide range of other flooding issues.

The schedule for the trailer is as follows:

Monday 14th March

10.00 till 13.00 – Severn Meadows Car Park 2, Stourport. DY13 8UJ

15.00 till 19.00 – Bewdley Rowing Club, Bewdley. DY12 1AB

Tuesday 15th March

10.00 till 13.00 – The Pump House Environment Centre, Waterworks Road, Worcester. WR1 3EZ

15.00 till 19.00 – Copenhagen Street Car Park, 4 Copenhagen Street, Worcester. WR1 2EY


Wednesday 16th March

10.00 till 13.00 – Blue Bell Inn, Callow End. WR2 4TY

15.00 till 19.00 – The Rose & Crown, Church Lane, Severn Stoke. WR8 9JQ

Thursday 17th March

10.00 till 13.00 – Hanley Road Car Park, Upton upon Severn. WR8 0HU

15.00 till 19.00 – Upton Marina, East Waterside, Upton upon Severn. WR8 0PB

Flood impacted residents and business owners from everywhere along the river are invited to attend whichever location and time is most convenient for them. In addition, residents and business owners from along the River Severn who are still dealing with difficult issues from the 2020 and 2021 flood events are also invited to attend.