National Flood Forum returning to Wythall

Rain on a road Published Tuesday, 24th July 2018

The National Flood Forum will be returning to Wythall to assist in the aftermath of the May flash floods.

An insurance surgery will be open to anyone whose home was affected by the flooding, on 16 August at Wythall Village Hall, Alcester Road.

 

In May, the villages of Hollywood in Wythall were hit by localised flooding after an unprecedented rain storm that saw 130mm of rain fall in two hours.

 

Councillor Tony Miller, Cabinet Member with Responsibility for the Environment at Worcestershire County Council, said: "The consequences of this flooding will still be felt by those affected for a long time into the future.

 

"At the County Council, we have made a commitment to thoroughly investigate the flooding and we will work in partnership with the community and all its partners.

 

"We are grateful that the National Flood Forum can return to Wythall, bringing their specialist knowledge and support."

 

Bromsgrove District Council Leader and ward member for Wythall West, Councillor Geoff Denaro said: “I have been talking to the affected residents and one thing that keeps cropping up is inconsistency of insurers’ responses

 

“So this surgery is more than welcome and will help signpost our residents who suffered losses during the floods, to the right organisations and support which they need.”

 

The surgery will operate a drop-in service for anyone struggling with insurance.

 

The National Flood Forum will be at the village hall from 1pm to 7pm.

 

For updates on the flooding in Hollywood visit http://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/hollywoodflood