Bridgnorth: Flood and support UPDATE
Shropshire Council continues to work with partners to ensure the safety of people in Bridgnorth and to offer support and advice to residents and businesses already or likely to be affected by flooding.
Reception centre and community support
The reception centre that was opened at Castle Hall has now been closed. Staff from Shropshire Council and Bridgnorth Town Council were on hand to offer advice and support to those affected by the flooding. If you do require support please call on 0345 678 9006.
Staff from Shropshire Council followed on from yesterday and continued to door knock in communities to speak with residents and businesses. They were giving information about the rising river levels and the flood risk, and telling them to be prepared as water may enter their properties.
Adult social care community teams were also working hard to support all potentially vulnerable people affected by the flooding. Housing officers are available to support with temporary accommodation requests where required.
Residents and businesses can access sandbags at Bridgnorth Highways at Kier Stourbridge Road Depot (next to the salt barn), WV15 6AN.
Sandbags will also be available at the corners of Doctors Lane and Mill Street, and Doctors Lane and Bandon Lane. Sandbags will be left outside for people to collect.
3,100 sandbags have been handed out in Bridgnorth to residents and businesses preparing for the risk of flooding, which includes 800 over the past two days. Over 10,200 have been distributed across the county.
There are currently five road closures in and around Bridgnorth:
Doctors Lane Bridgnorth
Severn Side South Bridgnorth
A442 Bridgnorth to Sutton Maddock
B4368 Clun to Newcastle (road slip)
Two car parks are currently closed in Bridgnorth, and off-street parking has also been affected. The following car parks are closed:
Riverside Car Park, Bridgnorth
Riverside West Elevated Car Park, Bridgnorth
Residents and season ticket holders in Bridgnorth can use Innage Lane Car Park until further notice. This is available to displaced on and off-street parking.
The 113/114 service from Bridgnorth to Telford is not operating between Sutton Maddock and the Bandon Island due to a road closure as a result of flooding. A diversionary route is being operated to minimise disruption.
Service 8 (Bridgnorth to Telford) will not be able to serve Ironbridge or Jackfield from Madeley, and will have to divert through Much Wenlock to access Broseley to Bridgnorth.
All other local bus services in and around Bridgnorth are currently operating as normal.
Shropshire Council officers are in regular contact with bus companies and any updates will be given as soon as information is available.
How can you prepare for flooding?
In preparation for flooding, you are advised to:
- Raise furniture off the floor and take valuables upstairs
- Pack an overnight bag with essentials
- Register for the flood alerts
- Use the Flood Information Service and council website to stay up to date with the situation.
You can keep up to date with flood information on the Environment Agency website: https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/warnings?location=shropshire.
Please follow Shropshire Council on Facebook or twitter for the latest information.
For help and advice please call Shropshire Council on 0345 678 9006 or visit our website.
You can also contact the out of hours number, which is a service run by ShropDoc, by calling 0345 678 9040.