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Free flood resilience community event in High Wycombe on Wednesday 11th August 2021

| August 8, 2021

A free flood resilience community event is taking place in High Wycombe on Wednesday 11th August 2021.

Ox-Cam Property Flood Resilience (PFR) Pathfinder Project is working in partnership with Buckinghamshire Council to host a Property Flood Resilience Day event in Sands, High Wycombe on Wednesday 11th August 2021.

The event, which is open to all residents of High Wycombe and the surrounding areas, is being hosted by the Ox-Cam PFR Pathfinder Project in partnership with Buckinghamshire Council and is designed to help households and businesses in areas that have previously been affected by flooding receive free, expert advice on-board a special ‘Floodmobile’ vehicle.

This information event will be of particular interest to people living in the Sands area of High Wycombe area since this area has experienced flooding within the last five years. It will be a valuable opportunity for people to come and learn what they can do to help make their properties more resilient against flood water.

The event will run from 10.00am to 4.00pm in the grounds of Millbrook Combined School, Mill End Road, High Wycombe, HP12 4BA.

Jilly Jordan, Deputy Cabinet Member for Environment at Buckinghamshire Council, said: ‘We know that the Sands area in High Wycombe has flooded on a number of occasions over the past few years, causing concern to local people.

The Property Flood Resilience Day is an opportunity to come and talk to flood experts and find out what we can do as individuals to help make our properties more flood resilient.

The event is free and I would urge local residents to please come along and join us.

The Ox-Cam PFR Pathfinder Project is one of three national Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) projects, which aims to increase the effective uptake and awareness of Property Flood Resilience across key local authority areas affected by flooding. It will bring its Floodmobile demonstration vehicle that highlights more than 50 practical measures people can take to reduce the impact a flood can have on their home or business.

Renowned flood resilience expert and representative for Ox-Cam PFR Pathfinder Project, Mary Dhonau, OBE will talk to visitors and offer advice alongside Fola Ogunyoye, CEng, CWEM, FCIWEM, Director of TJAY Consultancy Ltd, who has over two decades of expertise in providing flood risk, water and environmental management consultancy services.

Mary Dhonau, OBE said: ‘I’ve been flooded on many occasions and it’s an appalling experience. For people living in High Wycombe and the surrounding areas, the Flood Resilience Day event is an opportunity to learn more about the practical steps that can be taken to help reduce the impact flooding can have.

Many of us invest in smoke alarms or security locks to protect against fires or thefts. However, for those living at risk of flooding, water is the most indiscriminate ‘burglar’ there is.

The Property Flood Resilience Day and our Floodmobile is therefore an opportunity to see PFR measures first-hand, talk to experts and receive information on just what can be done.

The event is free to attend and no appointments are needed; simply come along any time between 10.00am and 4.00pm, everyone is welcome. Further details can be found on the Ox-Cam PFR Pathfinder’s Facebook page at https://fb.me/e/4y1dxkJDF.

Further information on the Ox-Cam Pathfinder Project and to access a host of flood resilience information and resources can be found on the Flood Tool Kit website at https://www.floodtoolkit.com/ox-cam/.

Further information from Buckinghamshire Council on flooding can be found on the Buckinghamshire Council website at https://www.buckinghamshire.gov.uk/environment/flooding/.

*Source of article : Press release on behalf of the Ox-Cam PFR Pathfinder Project.

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