Bassetlaw Flood Update

Flood Update - 9/11/2019, 4.30pm

Retford

Please be aware that there is still a Flood Warning in place in the Retford area. Please visit https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/target-area/034FWFIDRETWEST to keep up to date with the latest information.

For the latest flood advice from Nottinghamshire County Council, please visit https://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/planning-and-environment/flooding/preparing

Goosemore Lane is also closed and people should not use this route. For the latest Road Closure information, please visit https://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/planning-and-environment/emergencies-and-disruption/current-disruption

The Environment Agency are currently providing assistance to residents at Retford Beck and pumping water to prevent it reaching homes.

Worksop area

The River Ryton levels and flood waters in Worksop Town Centre have now receded.

Community Information Point

A pop up community information point will be available at Worksop Bus Station on Sunday 10th November between 10am and 3pm to give local people a chance to raise any issues, ask questions or be directed to information they need to respond to the flooding emergency. Local authorities including Nottinghamshire County Council, Bassetlaw District Council and other local agencies will be available to provide an initial source of support for local people impacted by the floods.  Whether you are a resident with concerns about any aspect of the impact of flooding  on your home or a business owner looking to find out how to access help someone will be available to talk to. Please take extra care when accessing the site, prepare for adverse weather and avoid driving if at all possible.

In addition, Nottinghamshire County Council’s customer services centre is open from 8.30am until 11am Sunday 10th November to offer some support to those most affected.  The Centre will be reached on 0300 500 80 80

Updates

Two substations on Newcastle Avenue and Watson Road in Worksop were affected and Western Power are current working hard to restore power to the streets affected in Worksop. They will be restoring power to individual properties as soon as it is safe to do so. The British Red Cross are currently providing support for homes that don’t have power yet.

A number of road closures have been lifted, however, repairs to some roads will be needed in the coming days and Nottinghamshire County Council Highways will be dealing with this.

For the latest information on Road Closures, please visit https://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/planning-and-environment/emergencies-and-disruption/current-disruption

Bassetlaw District Council is in the process of setting up a Flood Relief Fund that will deal with the wider clean-up operation in the coming days.

This fund will specifically deal with clearing debris from the streets, providing emergency and temporary accommodation, and a way for affected residents and businesses to dispose of items damaged by the flood.

We are also seeking additional funding from the Government so that we can help those most in need and the hardest hit families and households who may not be insured.

As part of the recovery operation, we will be working in partnership with Nottinghamshire County Council, the Environment Agency and British Red Cross among others as part of a multi-agency operation.

The current advice is that you may return to your home if it is safe to do so. If you are insured, please contact your insurers and seek further specific advice.

If anyone is experiencing immediate hardship they should contact the Citizens Advice Bureau or the 2Shires Credit Union.

The Council is not able to accept donations directly. However, donations of food can also be made to the Bassetlaw Food Banks in Worksop and Retford.

If you have any more questions, please visit https://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/planning-and-environment/emergencies-and-disruption/current-disruption/flooding-advice-frequently-asked-questions

 

Updated Friday 8th November, 8pm.

Following Thursday’s heavy rainfall and subsequent flooding in Worksop Town Centre, around 200 properties and businesses have been affected, with 54 people rescued by the Fire and Rescue Service.

The floodwater is slowly receding and the Emergency Services have left the scene. A number of Road Closures are still in place and we continue to advise people to avoid visiting Worksop Town Centre if they are able to.

The latest advice from Environment Agency is that the rain will ease over the weekend and allow the floodwater to recede further.

The people evacuated are now either staying with friends and relatives, have found alternative temporary accommodation or have been placed in emergency accommodation by Bassetlaw District Council.

As such, the Emergency Rest Centre at Worksop Leisure Centre is no longer in operation. Should any residents need emergency accommodation, please contact our Out of Hours Housing Team on 0800 590 542. You can also contact Nottinghamshire County Council for further assistance on 0300 500 80 80.

Bassetlaw District Council is in the process of setting up a Flood Relief Fund that will deal with the wider clean-up operation in the coming days, once the waters have receded and we are able to access the areas that have been affected.

This fund will specifically deal with clearing debris from the streets, providing emergency and temporary accommodation, repairs, and a way for affected residents to dispose of household items damaged by the flood.

We are also seeking additional funding from the Government so that we can help those most in need and the hardest hit families and households who may not be insured.

As part of the recovery operation, we will be working in partnership with Nottinghamshire County Council, the Environment Agency, and the British Red Cross. As part of this multi-agency effort, we are in contact with Western Power. However, we not yet aware of when power can be restored to the majority of homes affected by the flood in Worksop.

The current advice is only return to your home if it is safe to do so. If you are insured, please contact your insurers and seek further advice from them.

If anyone is experiencing immediate hardship they should contact the Citizens Advice Bureau or the 2Shires Credit Union.

The Council is not able to accept donations directly. However, donations of food can also be made to the Bassetlaw Food Banks in Worksop and Retford.

Finally, thank you to all the members of the emergency services who have worked extremely hard over the last 24 hours to ensure that everyone affected by the floods were kept safe. We have the greatest sympathy for everyone affected by these floods and have staff working to do everything we can to assist residents. We will provide further updates on what will happen next as soon as we are able to.

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Friday 8th November, 1pm.

Worksop Town Centre and the surrounding areas are still affected by the flooding and we are advising people to avoid the Town Centre if they are able to until further notice.

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue and Nottinghamshire Police continue to have a presence in the affected areas and are providing assistance.

Residents and businesses have been evacuated from Newcastle Avenue, Central Avenue and the surrounding streets. Those affected are being advised to go to the Emergency Rest Centre that is currently operating at Worksop Leisure Centre on Valley Road, or stay with friends or relatives.

Bassetlaw District Council’s Housing Team, Nottinghamshire County Council Social Services, the British Red Cross and BPL Staff are present at the Emergency Rest Centre and are available to provide Support and assistance for those people who are affected and need assistance.

If you have been made temporarily homeless due to the floods, please speak to our staff at the Rest Centre or call 01909 533 533, Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm and ask for Housing Needs. Our Out of Hours contact is 0800 590 542, and ask for Housing Needs.

The Council’s Severe Weather Emergency Provision is being provided by Hope Community Services who can provide assistance to anyone who is sleeping rough or is homeless.

Worksop’s Market has also been cancelled until further notice and we have suspended parking enforcement in all of our car parks in Worksop.

Currently the affected streets include:

Bridge Street, Newcastle Avenue, Central Avenue, Watson Road, Ryton Street and the surrounding areas. Please avoid these areas if you are able to.

We will provide further updates when we are able to.

Neil Taylor, Chief Executive at Bassetlaw District Council, said; “The Emergency Services have been working hard throughout the night to ensure that residents are safe and have been evacuated from homes and businesses that are at risk.

“If anyone needs assistance, please visit the Emergency Rest Centre where support is available. As the flood waters start to recede we will be providing additional services along with other agencies to help residents who have been forced out of their homes due to the floods. We will provide further information on this as soon as we are able to.”


Last Updated on Tuesday, November 12, 2019