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RAIN project brings The Floodmobile to East Hunsbury for flood resilience community event

RAIN project brings The Floodmobile to East Hunsbury for flood resilience community event

A special drop-in event is being held at the Abbey Centre, East Hunsbury, Northamptonshire, on Monday 27 March, by a new flood innovation and resilience project that is working across the Wootton Brook and Harpers Brook catchments of the county.

Funded by Defra as part of the Flood and Coastal Innovation Programmes, and managed by the Environment Agency, Resilience And Innovation Northants (RAIN) is one of 25 local authority-led flood resilience projects, nationwide, which is focused on developing, testing and implementing innovative flood risk solutions for locations deemed at risk of flooding. More »

With areas of East Hunsbury experiencing flooding in the past, the free event, from 2pm-6pm, invites homeowners, business owners, landowners and farmers from the area to meet RAIN's team of flood risk experts, to learn more about the project's plans and to receive advice and information on flood awareness, preparedness and property-level resilience, including a tour of a 'Floodmobile' demonstration vehicle.

The Floodmobile is packed with more than 50 examples of practical flood resilience measures, and the RAIN team will be happy to show how properties can be adapted to better prepare against future flood risk, and offer advice on how to make a flood plan.

Alan Ryan from the West Northants Flood and Water Team confirms: "With climate change upon us, we must prepare for the unavoidable impacts by helping communities to adapt and become more resilient. Since 2012, around 350 flood incidents have been reported across the two Northants catchments that RAIN is focusing on.

"Our aim is to therefore work with these communities to embrace a broad range of resilience actions to better protect and prepare against flooding. This includes using nature-based solutions to store or slow the flow of flood waters, and better preparing and responding to flood incidents through timely and effective forecasting, warning, evacuation and resilience measures.

"We look forward to visiting East Hunsbury with the Floodmobile where we will listen to people's concerns, offer helpful advice, and engage with local people on this important matter."

Adds Mary Long-Dhonau OBE, PFR advisor for RAIN: "Having been flooded myself, I know just what an appalling experience it really is. As such, I have since dedicated more than two decades of my working life to support communities with preparing, planning and becoming more resilient to flood risk.

"We therefore look forward to meeting people from across the East Hunsbury area on Monday 27th March to introduce ourselves and to listen to residents' personal experiences or concerns."

The £150 million Flood and Coastal Resilience Innovation Programme will enable local authorities, businesses and communities in locations across the country in testing and demonstrating innovative practical resilience actions.

The RAIN project brings together experts in both flood resilience and natural flood management, as well as many specialist partners, to provide information, education and support to those living and working in the Harpers Brook and Wootton Brook catchments in Northamptonshire.

Date: Monday 27th March 2023

Time: From 2pm until 6pm

Where: The Abbey Centre, Overslade Road, East Hunsbury, NN4 0RZ

Notes: No appointment necessary, free of charge

For more information regarding the RAIN project, visit, follow the team on Twitter: or email » Less

Posted: Tue, 21 Mar 2023 13:14 by Caroline Holgate

M1 Latest Update - 3rd-26th March

M1 Latest Update - 3rd-26th March

The updated traffic management bulletin for the M1 junction 13 to 16 upgrade for Friday 3 March 2023 which includes closure information until Sunday 26 March 2023.

Posted: Mon, 06 Mar 2023 12:14 by Caroline Holgate

Subscriptions now open for West Northants garden waste service

Subscriptions now open for West Northants garden waste service

Residents across West Northamptonshire can now sign up for optional, chargeable garden waste collections from April 2023.

The annual subscription charge for the fortnightly service from April 2023 to the end of March 2024 is £55 per bin and can be made online at

Residents now have the option to sign up for an annual direct debit to save having to remember to renew every year. Residents who are unable to access the internet can subscribe to the service by phoning the council on 0300 126 7000. More »

Councillor Phil Larratt, WNC's Cabinet Member for Environment, Transport, Highways and Waste, said: "We are pleased to be able to offer residents this optional chargeable service. Many people value the garden waste service however there are others who don't need these collections. By ensuring that it is an optional service, only those who wish to receive the service have to pay for it, making it as fair for residents as possible.

"Residents can now sign up to receive the garden waste service via direct debit online on our website or over the phone, saving them time and without having to remember to renew each year."

Once households are signed up to the service, they will receive their new 2023/24 garden waste permit which they will be asked to stick on their garden waste bin. Any bins that have not subscribed will not be emptied after 4 April.

People who do not wish to sign up to the service have the option of composting their garden waste at home, either in a traditional compost heap or by purchasing a compost bin by visiting and typing in their postcode to see offers available in their area.

People can also recycle garden waste for free at any of the Council's household waste recycling centres.

A comprehensive list of FAQs are also available on the Council's website at » Less

Posted: Tue, 28 Feb 2023 09:36 by Caroline Holgate