Support for residents in Buckingham area affected by flooding

Buckingham and the surrounding villages have been heavily hit by flooding in the past 24 hours.

Chairman of the Buckingham and Villages Community Board, Cllr Charlie Clare said: “With dozens of homes flooded and with Christmas tomorrow this could not have come at a worse time.  The community is being amazing, as always, and finding ways to support those affected. The Buckingham and Villages Community Board has also agreed to provide a £10,000 Immediate Impact Flood Fund to support local families affected over the next few days.”

The fund will be managed through the local parish and town councils, churches, local community groups and businesses working with those affected by the flooding.  The funding can be used to provide hotel accommodation, food, heating, pumps and even presents to those families worst affected.  Restaurants will be given access to the funding to provide hot meals that may be needed.

Local Councillors Charlie Clare and Warren Whyte along with Council Leader Martin Tett have also been in the area giving out Christmas presents from the council’s annual Christmas Present Appeal.

Buckinghamshire Council does offer other support to residents in need, details can be found below.

Customer Service Centre 01296 395000 (Monday – Thursday 9-5.30pm and Friday 9-5pm) with out of hours messaging to signpost residents to duty team is required
Online contact form to request support directly with the support hub and the helping hands service www.buckinghamshire.gov.uk/your-council/contact-us/

 

 

Bucks Online Directory (enter a postcode to see ALL local community support organisations)

 

directory.buckinghamshire.gov.uk/

If a group or organisation is missing from the directory, please email the support hub team

Guidance for Clinically Extremely Vulnerable residents in Tier 4 Guidance on shielding and protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from COVID-19 – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
Safeguarding adults team 01296 383204 or 0800 137915

Emergency Out of Hours – 0800 999 7677

Safeguarding children team 0845 460 0001

Emergency Out of Hours – 0800 999 7677

Local Emergency Support 01296 382414

Emergency Out of Hours – 0800 999 7677