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Agencies unite for post-flood advice

Pictured is CAB volunteer and borough councillor Ossy Snell, CAB advice services manager Yvonne Robinson, MP Mark Simmonds and CAB chief executive officer Stuart Hellon.

Pictured is CAB volunteer and borough councillor Ossy Snell, CAB advice services manager Yvonne Robinson, MP Mark Simmonds and CAB chief executive officer Stuart Hellon.

Communities in Boston were given flood information and advice at a special multi-organisation meeting.

The one-day drop-in session was held at Boston Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) with representatives from the Environment Agency, borough council, Mayflower, the Red Cross, Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, the Rotary Club, Lincs CVS, the Salvation Army, Waterloo Housing and MP Mark Simmonds.

Those who came along were given housing, benefits and energy advice and free energy checks.

Volunteers from CAB visited homes in flood-hit areas of the town to drop off leaflets ahead of the event.

Karena Hall, CAB flood co-ordinator, said: “People are still struggling and needing to know about housing and flood proofing.

“Some of the houses in Oxford Street, Norfolk Street and Pulvertoft Lane are still affected and it opens your eyes when you go down there as some are still empty.”

 

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