Flood alert plan for Uplyme

PUBLISHED: 14:48 07 March 2013 | UPDATED: 14:48 07 March 2013

Makshift flood barriers put up by residents  at Venlake in Uplyme.

Makshift flood barriers put up by residents at Venlake in Uplyme.


Residents can now take advantage of an early warning system when rain is likely to threaten their homes

Residents in Uplyme, where streets and homes have been severely hit by recent flooding, can now take advantage of a new early warning system.

The service is being offered by the Environment Agency and follows a local campaign, involving MP Neil Parish, to improve the way that flood risk is managed for the village.

Uplyme has been badly affected by flash floods four times since last July, and several homes have been left under water, as well as the tennis courts and playing field.

Now two information sessions are being planned for Wednesday, March 13, to enable residents to find out more about the free flood warning system.

They will take place at Uplyme Scout Hut from 11am to 1.30pm and at Lyme Regis Guildhall from 3.30 to 7.30pm.

People can register to receive the warning by phoning Floodline on 0845 9881188 or on the Environment Agency’s website www.environment-agency.gov.uk

Alternatively, please contact us on 01258 483326 or floodwessex@environment-agency.gov.uk

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