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Free collection of Tewkesbury residents' flood damaged goods

By Ben_Falconer  |  Posted: November 29, 2012

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A free collection service for flood-damaged goods is being offered by Tewkesbury Borough Council.

Over the past few days the borough council has been closely working with the Environment Agency and emergency services to alleviate the effects of the recent severe weather. 

River levels have now peaked and to help support the recovery process, the council is offering its residents the free collection service, which will apply to household items damaged as a result of flooding to the home.

Tewkesbury Borough Council's Lead Member for Clean and Green Environment Cllr Jim Mason said: "The effects of flooding can be devastating and we want to make life as easy as possible for our residents who have already had to deal with so much. We offered the same service following the floods in 2007 and residents found it useful. If you live in a flood-affected property and have items you wish to dispose of, then please do get in touch with us."

To request a collection, residents will need to phone 01684 295010 to arrange for an officer to visit and assist in arranging the collection.

As well as the collection service, officers from the council will be making visits to residents living in affected properties to check they are okay, to offer a range of flood-related advice and to see if any further assistance is needed.

Since the severe weather the council has provided more than 4500 sandbags to help protect vulnerable properties, and trash screens - which collect and prevent the passage of waste - continue to be cleared by officers.

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