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Havering Council appeals for volunteer flood wardens to protect borough’s homes

PUBLISHED: 16:45 12 December 2017

Havering Council is calling for residents to offer their services as volunteer flood wardens. Photo: Havering Council.

Havering Council is calling for residents to offer their services as volunteer flood wardens. Photo: Havering Council.

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Are you a nature lover who isn’t afraid to get stuck in? Then Havering Council might just have the job for you.

The Flood Warden scheme will allow the council to stay on top of any flood risks in Havering, as volunteer flood wardens monitor local areas that are at risk of flooding and report back to the council.

Councillor Osman Dervish, cabinet member for environment, said: “This is a crucial scheme and we have set this up as part of our forward plan to tackle any major flooding in the borough.

“Council staff monitor the areas surrounding the River Rom regularly, but having extra eyes and ears will make a huge difference.

“When volunteering as a flood warden, we do not expect anyone to put themselves or anyone else, in a situation where anyone’s personal safety is at risk. If you feel it is an emergency always contact the emergency services or our Emergency Planning Team.”

To become a voluntary flood warden please email the Emergency Planning Team at EmergencyPlans@havering.gov.uk or write to: Emergency Planning and Business Continuity Service, 5th Floor Mercury House, Mercury Gardens, Romford, RM1 3RL.

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