Do you live along the River Teise? Are you concerned about flood risk?
It is publicly documented that Lamberhurst occasionally sees the River Teise's burst its banks, and yes, those with private or commercial properties or land should be concerned about flood risk and subsequent damage caused by flooding.
Despite only minor flooding in the last decade, it is better to be safe and to be prepared when living near the River Teise.
Top 7 Things You Can Do To Prepare For A Flood Risk
If you are moving into the village and your property adjoins the River Teise, it is best practice to register with the Flood Warning agency and make yourself familiar with the standard procedures that Lamberhurst Parish Council can help you to protect your property, loved ones and pets. You can find helpful advice on how to plan ahead of a flood risk here:
1) Be familiar with how to access the parish storage of sandbags available for FREE to any resident in the flood risk area (please contact either Cllr Denis Cruse, Cllr Rolf Smith or Cllr Dawn Beeby for access.
2) Sign up to receive flood warnings - https://www.gov.uk/sign-up-for-flood-warnings
3) Save the contact details of your Parish Councillors who are the Flood Risk Officers
4) Save your House Insurance contact details and policy numbers
5) Get useful advice on the National Flood Forum: https://nationalfloodforum.org.uk/
6) In times of frequent heavy rain, check the river level yourself: https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/river-and-sea-levels
7) Read up on how to recover from a flood in advance of such an occasion: https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/recovering-after-a-flood?
In a flood alert or crisis, contact
You may find useful information & advice at the National Flood Forum.