Boston CAB hosts post-flood help session


People who are still facing up to the after-effects of December’s floods in Boston can sign up for a help and advice session this week.

After the Flood is being held at Boston Citizens Advice Bureau at Chantry House in Lincoln Lane, on Friday from 1pm to 4pm.

A CAB spokesman said: “Since the floods in December people have been struggling to cope with the aftermath.

“Some of the victims still do not know where they can go for help, despite the hard work of the local community and authorities.

“This is affecting their daily lives and health. Even those who escaped the recent flooding are worried about how they would cope in a future disaster.”

The spokesman added: “This is a really important event for the Boston community.”

MP Mark Simmonds will be on hand to offer assitance along with Colin Dawson and Karen Morton from Linx Home Care, South Lincs Community and Voluntary Service’s Siobhan Bernadin, Anita Moore from the Red Cross and Sue Fidler from the Rotary service.

Boston Borough Council’s emergency planning and flood officer Donna Brewer will be on hand, as will the authority’s council tax adviser Claire Moses –who also assists with business rates – and Mayflower Housing’s Maxine Tobin and a representative from Age UK.

The bureau itself will also have advisors available for help on general issues as well as to review energy bills, complete benefit checks and deal with debt issues.