We are here to help flooded residents and businesses
Published: Tuesday, 13 June, 2023
Stroud District Council staff are on the streets today in areas affected by yesterday’s flooding and residents and businesses affected are also urged to get in touch if they need help.
Yesterday evening 65.5mm of rain fell in half an hour, leading to flash flooding in a number of areas centred around Stroud town, Cainscross and Rodborough.
Stroud District Council staff assisted residents who needed help, and this morning our Neighbourhood Wardens and colleagues are knocking on doors, and offering help, advice and support.
Council waste and recycling partner Ubico is street sweeping, alongside Gloucestershire County Council operatives.
Residents and businesses which need help can also get in touch – please tell us:
- Who was affected.
- How you were affected.
- Whether your home, garden or a nearby road was affected.
- Where was water moving from and to on the ground.
- If sewage was detected.
- Highway defects, manholes and road drains affected.
SDC Leader Catherine Braun said: “Yesterday evening’s storm has caused residents and businesses significant inconvenience in some areas of our district. Our staff were assisting those affected last night and today they are out in those areas, offering help and support. I would urge anyone who needs help to contact us – we are here to help.”
SDC’s Ebley Mill offices are open as normal, however due road surface damage and underlying infrastructure possibly being damaged, Westward Road is closed to all traffic between the Greenaways and the Bridge Mead junctions. Both those roads are open but vehicular access to SDC’s Ebley Mill offices is only possible from the west (from the Stonehouse direction).
Visitors from the eastbound end of Westward Road (from the Cainscross roundabout) should either take a diversion via the A419 Ebley bypass and Ebley Road, or park in the Cainscross SDC car park and take the 10 minute walk to Ebley Mill. Gloucestershire Highways expects this closure to be in place until June 30.
Slad Road and Brick Row in Stroud town are also closed and diversions are in place.
These road closures are for everyone’s safety while damage is assessed by the highway authority Gloucestershire County Council, and Severn Trent. Vehicles must not pass through the barriers.
Online help and advice
Our dedicated webpage has flooding advice including on cleaning up after a flood: https://www.stroud.gov.uk/environment/flooding-and-drainage
Gloucestershire County Council also has useful advice on flooding: https://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/planning-and-environment/flood-risk-management/flooding-information/flood-guide/
We are also working with Community Hubs and will liaise with affected town and parish councils.
SDC received no requests for sandbags yesterday, as the rain fell too suddenly. However in case of future demand, residents are reminded that they can collect a maximum of 12 free empty sandbags Ebley Mill during normal office hours of 9am to 5pm Monday to Thursday and 9am to 4:30pm on Fridays.
Alternatively, residents can collect a maximum of 12 empty sandbags from builders merchants for free (as long as there is council provided stock available) where sand can be purchased: https://www.stroud.gov.uk/environment/flooding-and-drainage/flooding-help-how-to-protect-your-home
As of 1pm today, the Met Office predicts a 50% chance of thunder showers from 3pm to 5pm today (Wednesday) for Stroud – more detail: https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/forecast/gcnqmefn4#?date=2023-06-13
Waste and recycling collections are not currently affected but any changes will be published at https://www.stroud.gov.uk/environment/bins-rubbish-and-recycling/bins-and-recycling-containers/report-a-missed-bin-collection and on our social media channels
Stroud District Council can be contacted in a number of ways: https://www.stroud.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/about-the-council/contact-us
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