Bringing hope to those affected by flooding

Published Date: 

26 Jan 2015 - 16:56

Following the recent flooding in Kintyre (Campbeltown) at the end of last year, Argyll and Bute in partnership with the Scottish Flood Forum provided much needed help and support to those affected by the floods.

A weekly drop–in surgery (Mondays 1600 – 1800 hrs) at the Aqualibrium leisure centre (Campbeltown) continues to give advice and support to people worried about insurance, repairs and drying out their homes and other concerns they may have. It’s important that people know they can come and get the help they need, “advice is free and often takes away the worry and fear of being flooded again,” said Paul Hendy operations director of the Scottish Flood Forum.

Councillor Rory Colville, Chair of the Mid Argyll, Kintyre and the Islands Area Committee said “It’s a terrible experience being flooded and seeing your home and possessions under water, that is why Argyll and Bute Council have arranged for a series of property flood protection exhibitions to be held throughout February to show people what can be done to stop flood water entering their property.

“The area committee recognises the problems and have asked for a report covering the physical causes and possible solutions to the flooding in Campbeltown.”

These exhibitions bring together a number of products for people to handle and ask questions as well as the expertise of the council and Scottish Flood Forum to enable everyone to see what is available to protect their home. There will be a free home flood guide to all who attend and the opportunity to sign up for a free property flood protection survey.

Everything from door barriers to airbrick covers and toilet bungs, it’s all on show: The events are free and open to everyone and the details are as shown below:

  • Campbeltown - Aqualibrium Conference room from 16:00-19:00. 2nd February
  • Clachan – Venue to follow - 16:00-19:00. 9th February
  • Tarbert – Templars Hall from 16:00-18:30 16th February
  • Lochgilphead – Community Centre 16:00 – 18:00. 23rd February

 

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For Further details please contact – Paul Hendy 07747702299

– e-mail: paul@scottishfloodforum.org