Scottish Flood Forum Sessions in Formartine
The recent storms in December and January have highlighted the vulnerability of people and property to flooding. The Scottish Flood Forum (SFF) is the only charitable organisation operating in Scotland solely devoted to working with flood-risk communities. It is run by people who have many years’ experience in supporting victims and businesses affected by flooding both before, during and following a major flood event.
We believe that working in partnership with Local Authorities, flood risk communities, organisations, and businesses offering professional advice, support and expertise minimises or even prevents the impact of flooding and the even worse experience of the recovery process and reduces the impact of flood trauma.
We are also committed to helping communities and businesses during the long process of recovery as people seek to rebuild their lives following a flood incident.
We carry out a range of activities including:
Advice on protection to property to be flood resilient by advice on flood protection products and developing resilience,
Supporting communities to develop flood groups and community flood plans,
Delivering essential information to people who have been flooded – with expert advice covering the recovery process, and
Assisting in flood trauma support and counselling to people affected by the impact of flooding.
Over the past two months the SFF have been actively working in the area and have held a flood advice surgeries across Formartine, as well as visiting residents at their properties on request. Sessions at Ellon Community Campus will continue up to 5 April in Community Room 2 from 6pm to 9pm, with the exception of Tuesday 8 March. On this date will be in the Music Room at Meiklemill School in Ellon from 6pm to 8pm, where we will be holding an exhibition of property flood protection products and providing advice and support to anyone worried about flooding or who has been flooded. We are here for you and are working in partnership with Aberdeenshire Council to provide help and support.
If you are unable to attend any of the sessions detailed above, please don’t hesitate to contact Paul Hendy on 07747 702299 if you wish to arrange a visit to your property.
Web site: www.scottishfloodforum.org
SFF Enquiry line: 01698 839021