Flood action group springs into action as flood warning received

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Buckingham’s flood action group has sprung into action in the face of an impending flood.

Heavy rainfall has resulted in high water levels in the Great Ouse in the Buckingham area.

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Flooding in Buckingham.Well St.'121122M-A781

A flood warning was received from the Environment Agency at about 10.30pm last night, Wednesday, and a reception centre was opened at St Peter and St Paul Church at about 11.30pm.

Steve Hallett, of Flood Action 4 Buckingham, said: “We were up till about 2am last night. There were two-hourly conference calls with the various agencies.

“The peak of the river was between midnight and 2am last night but more rain is forecast for tonight.”

Mr Hallett said volunteers from the flood action group spent yesterday evening helping people at risk of flooding to move furniture and put up their flood defences.

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Flooding in Buckingham.Riverside development.'121122M-A811

“It was great last night,” he said. “There was a real community spirit.”

But he said the group has now realised it needs more volunteers.

Anyone wanting to get involved or find out more should email floodaction4buckingham@yahoo.co.uk or call 01280 812265.

Firefighters from Buckingham and Winslow used shovels, pumps and sandbags to divert water away from five homes in Bath Lane, Buckingham, yesterday afternoon.

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Flooding in Buckingham.Ford Meadow.'121122M-A799

In Buckingham this morning, Thursday, Ford Street, the former Ford Meadow football ground and Cornwall’s Meadow car park were flooded.

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Flooding in Buckingham.Ford St.'121122M-A814

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Flooding in Buckingham.Ford St.'121122M-A791

Flooding in Bath Lane, Buckingham

Flooding in Bath Lane, Buckingham