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Advice for flood-hit residents and businesses

West Oxfordshire District Council is distributing thousands of leaflets to flood-hit areas offering advice to assist householders and businesses to clear up.

Six thousand copies of the leaflets Flooding: Clean-up advice for residents and 1,000 copies of Flooding: Clean-up advice for businesses will be distributed to the worst-affected areas over the next few days. Some copies of the residentsí leaflets have already been delivered to focal community points such as shops and public houses in several areas for people to pick up.

The leaflets are also available to download from the Council's website, www.westoxon.gov.uk.

They offer residents advice on issues such as insurance, clearing up, reducing the risk of infection and mould, and food preparation and storage. The business leaflets also contain information about health and safety. Both leaflets have a list of useful contacts within the Council and other agencies.

Leaflets for residents are available to be picked up from reception points at the Council's offices in Woodgreen and the Elmfield building, in New Yatt Road, Witney, Guildhall, Chipping Norton, and the Town Centre Shop, Witney. They are also being sent by post to Parish Councils and Meetings, and delivered to the following locations:

Bampton and surrounding villages
Brize Norton
Burford and surrounding villages
Crawley
Minster Lovell
Standlake, Stanton Harcourt, Northmoor
Shipton-under-Wychwood, Ascott-under-Wychwood, Milton-under-Wychwood
Areas of Witney affected by the floods

Over the next couple of days, further copies of the residents' leaflets will be distributed to areas affected by the floods. Affected businesses will receive leaflets direct.

The Council would like to thank Witney Rotary Club for its help in distributing leaflets in the town.

Anyone affected by flooding can log onto the website, www.westoxon.gov.uk, for more information or contact the Council on 01993 861000.

Latest information about the situation in West Oxfordshire is available on the Council website. A recovery and clear up operation is now under way and an Environmental Recovery Group has been set up to assist with this work.

Posted : 25/07/2007 17:43:13

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