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Flooding information session for Hollywood residents

Published Thursday, 13th September 2018

The partnership which has been working with the local community after the severe flooding in Hollywood in May will be hosting an informal information session for residents on Tuesday 2nd October.

The session will be held at Hollywood Golf Club between 1pm and 7pm.

Residents are welcome to drop-in at any time which suits them to find out how the investigation into the flooding is progressing, help the investigation team by providing any relevant information and get advice if they still have any insurance or other problems.

Representatives from Worcestershire County Council's Flood Risk and Highway Drainage Team, the North Worcestershire Water Management Team, Severn Trent Water Ltd and the National Flood Forum will be on hand to provide updates, give advice and gather any feedback.

Councillor Tony Miller, Cabinet Member with Responsibility for the Environment at Worcestershire County Council, said: "The effects of the Hollywood floods are still being felt by residents even now and it's important that we all continue to work with them in any way we can to help them recover and look to the future.

I'm pleased to say that efforts to clarify what happened in May and to reduce the chance of it happening again in the future are progressing and this session will provide residents with a good opportunity to get involved with the investigation. Also The National Flood Forum have been a great support to all involved since May and I'm sure the residents will be pleased that they are coming back to provide further advice."

In May, Hollywood was hit by severe localised flooding which impacted nearly 300 properties after an unprecedented rain storm during which 130mm of rain fell in just two hours.

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