Flooding road show for Fylde villagers

Flooding in St Michaels. Photo: Lancashire Fire and Rescue
Flooding in St Michaels. Photo: Lancashire Fire and Rescue
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Wyre Council, the Environment Agency and partners are inviting residents to have their say on flooding and find out more about the support available.

They will be staging a community roadshow in St Michaels on Wednesday, January 27.

People will have the chance to help shape flood risk management in their community by providing information on their experiences. The council said this will help identify the extent and cause of local flooding and inform recovery work.

It is also an opportunity to speak to different agencies, ask questions, raise concerns and find out about funding and support.

Coun Roger Berry, cabinet member with responsibility for flood and coastal defences at Wyre Council, said: “We appreciate how important flood protection is for Wyre.

“The roadshow will give us the opportunity to listen to residents’ experiences and take them into account in our action plans.

“We shall also encourage residents to consider flood defence equipment for their homes and to join local action groups to work together to strengthen the resilience of their communities.”

The roadshow will be held at The Grapes, Garstang Road, St Michaels from 3pm until 8pm.

Around 80 homes and 21 businesses in St Michaels, Churchtown and Garstang were flooded during December. Further advice and support is available at wyre.gov.uk/floods