Drop-in bid to keep people well informed

A SERIES of drop-in sessions have been organised by the Environment Agency to tell Sheffield flood victims what caused the problems and discuss plans for the future.

Tuesday, 11th September 2007, 9:14 pm
Updated Thursday, 13th September 2007, 11:39 am

The organisation, which will host the events in Chapeltown, Millhouses, Attercliffe and Hillsborough, hopes staff will also gather more information about how individuals were affected.

Area flood risk manager Peter Holmes said sessions already held in Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Chesterfield had been very well received.

He said: “They have given us an opportunity to explain our initial findings to residents about the flooding in their area, what we have been doing since June, and what the plans are for the future.

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“We have been able to sign up more people for our free flood warning service and residents have provided us with valuable information, which has helped us to put together a more comprehensive picture.”

Sheffield Council’s chief executive Bob Kerslake urged residents to attend one of the meetings.

The sessions will take place on Monday September 17 at the Pentecostal Church in Loundside, Chapeltown; Wednesday September 19 at Millhouses Methodist Church in Millhouses Lane, Millhouses; Thursday September 20 at Attercliffe Spiritualist Church in Bold Street, Attercliffe;and Friday September 21 at Dooley’s restaurant at the Hillsborough football stadium.

They will run from 3pm until 7pm.