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Flood Protection Products Fair

West Oxfordshire residents can find out more about protecting their homes at a Flood Products Fair on Thursday 9th October from 2.30 - 6.30pm at the Windrush Leisure Centre, Witney

Entry to the Fair is free. As well as companies displaying flood protection products there will be help and information from public service agencies for those who have been affected by, or are at risk of, flooding.

At the Flood Fair visitors will be able to:

  • Check if their home or business is in a flood risk area
  • Find out about flood warning services and how to sign up
  • Get advice on practical steps to protect their property from flooding
  • Pick up a range of information and check out useful websites
  • Check out the range of flood defence devices on sale
  • Develop their own home or business flood plan
  • See the Council’s latest Parish Flood Reports

The Fair is being organised by West Oxfordshire District Council, the Environment Agency and the National Flood Forum.

Cllr David Harvey, Cabinet Member for Environment at West Oxfordshire District Council said, “I’m sure anyone who has been flooded or is at risk of flooding will find the Fair extremely useful. There are many products now available that help to safeguard homes against any future flooding.”

The Witney Flood Fair is one of many being held in the Thames Valley during October as part of a Flood Awareness month.

Flood awareness campaign coordinator for the Environment Agency, Helen James, said: “We are really pleased to be able to support these events. Fairs like these give residents an idea of some of the products available out there which may protect their homes during events such as those we experienced recently.”

Posted : 02/10/2008 18:40:14

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