Partnership working in the aftermath of floods

Flooding Published Tuesday, 5th June 2018

Support for Worcestershire residents is continuing following the flooding.


The partnership of local councils has invited the National Flood Forum (NFF) to tour the area over the coming days with their information trailer. Residents who have been affected by flooding will be able to access expert advice and support about all their flooding issues.


The NFF is a national charity which is based in Worcestershire. However, they have worked with and helped flooded communities all over the country.


Councillor Tony Miller, Cabinet Member with Responsibility for the Environment at the County Council, said: "Whilst I’m very proud of the response to date from the County Council, the District Council and our Severn Trent Water colleagues, the residents who have suffered so terribly from this freak weather event deserve the best support we can provide.


"This means that councils and their partner agencies will continue to work tirelessly to help the community recover but the special expertise, empathy and support that the NFF can bring will be extremely welcome."

Emerging data about the rainfall, which led to the terrible flooding in Wythall and Hollywood, suggests that it was significantly worse than anything experienced during the infamous flooding in 2007.


The NFF is due to start touring the area today (Tue 5) and in the meantime clean-up and other recovery activities continue to take place.

Councillor Geoff Denaro, Leader of Bromsgrove District Council who has worked closely with Wythall County Councillor Adam Kent, said: "Fortunately the threat of further heavy rain had passed now so the sandbags we’ve supplied are less in demand.


"We are still helping residents to dispose of the items which have been ruined by the floodwater. Also our County Council colleagues are continuing to clean and check highway drainage infrastructure."


The County Council has made a commitment to thoroughly investigate the flooding and it will do this in partnership with the community and all its partners.


For urgent help, residents in Hollywood and Wythall should call 01905 845 676.