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17:06 Wednesday 05 February 2014  Written by Paul Miles

Battle against flooding continues in Colnbrook

Efforts are continuing today to help residents affected by flooding in Colnbrook as more bad weather is predicted.

Slough Borough Council officers were in the area yesterday, liaising with the Environment Agency (EA) and Thames Water.

Last night, officers delivered letters to the affected roads and those most at risk of flooding, including Albany Park, Tall Trees, Coleridge Crescent, Aintree Close, Cottisbrooke Close and Laurel Close.

Officers have visited the village again this morning, where water levels have subsided slightly.

However, the weather is expected to deteriorate again tomorrow, with an amber weather warning issued for rain from Thursday afternoon until Saturday night.

The EA is warning that water levels may not yet have reached their peak.

Emergency operations co-ordinations office at SBC, Alison Hibbert, said: "It's pretty miserable for everyone affected by the flooding in Colnbrook.

"We'd like to reassure those residents that we’re here for them 24 hours a day, and if their home becomes uninhabitable and they have nowhere else to go we will be on hand to help"

In other developments:

  • Refuse and recycling collections have been suspended until it is safe for waste trucks to access the affected roads.
  • Albany Park is also closed to vehicles.
  • The emergency services have been informed and a second letter is due to be hand delivered to affected homes tomorrow.
  • The council’s adult social care team is in touch with GPs about the medical needs of residents in hard to reach areas and have consulted the community mental health teams and community matrons.
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