Bexley flood warning presentation a success

PUBLISHED: 15:15 03 December 2012

The flood preparation presentation in Bexley last week saw more than 80 people attend.

There were floods across the country last month and the meeting was held due to concerns over the River Shuttle, which joins the River Cray at Hall Place, following it up to the River Darent at Crayford Marshes and through to the Thames.

It took place in the Hurst Community Centre in Sidcup last Tuesday (November 27) and more than 20 households signed up to the Environment Agency’s flood warning service in response to the meeting.

Anna Gilbert of the agency gave an overview of the risk of the River Shuttle’s risk of flooding. Bexley Council’s Tony Plowright talked about the need of residents to be prepared while Joanne Bradley, of Thames 21, highlighted the awareness work which has already been carried out.

Cllr Gareth Bacon said: “This is an amazing response to a community event. I am delighted that so many people are taking the issue so seriously.

“The River Shuttle can flood quickly so it’s really important local people are ready to deal with such an emergency.”

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