Be aware that flooding can cause manhole covers to come off.
Keep children and vulnerable people out of floodwater.
Don’t walk on sea defences or riverbanks.
Take care or avoid crossing bridges when water levels are high.
Take care crossing culverts as they are dangerous when flooded.
Look out for other hazards such as fallen power lines and trees.
Wash your hands thoroughly if you touch floodwater as it may be contaminated.
Take action in an emergency
Call 999 if you are in danger, or people have been injured.
Check in on vulnerable neighbours.
Move people and pets upstairs or to a higher place with means of escape.
Evacuate when told
Follow the advice of emergency services if they tell you to evacuate – they will take you to a centre run by the local council and give you food and bedding.
Bring clothing, medication, and baby care items.
Bring pets in a secure carrier and pet food.
Tell someone if you intend to stay with friends or relatives instead of the evacuation centre.
Pumping out water
Ask your local Fire and Rescue Service about pumping out floodwater. There may be a charge for the service.
If you are a riparian owner the Environment Agency have produced a document called Living On the Edge which is a guide to rights and responsibilities of riverside ownership. For more information visit the Environment Agency Website www.gov.uk/government/organisations/environment-agency
Congratulations to the grounds team, you have done us proud
Wow so glad we pushed forward it was worth the effort 😃😃😃😃 Congratulations to all
Well done. Congratulations to the grounds team who work so hard! 👏🏻👍🏼😀
Congratulations to all concerned lovely achievement
Congratulations to all concerned. A great job done by everyone. Onwards and upwards for next year.
Our grounds team do a fab job. I love the displays around the town.
Well done !! x
Very well done guys! Congratulations! Thank you for your hard work!
Well done to everyone concerned 👏👏👏
Brilliant - congratulations!
👍👍👏👏 very well done
Beautiful town, beautiful people 😊
Very much deserved. The town excelled itself with the ‘landing on the moon’ anniversary display. Well done!
The team are to be heartily congratulated.
They do such an amazing job with several “odd patches” around the town which always look so colourful.
It’s always a pleasure to see these corners as you drive round the town. (The spaceman was inspired).
The spaceman a WOW factor well done Gillingham.
Thank you to all those that supported us. This competition really puts Gillingham on the map. Those groups that entered the South West in Bloom It’s Your Neighbourhood competition also did very well and improved on last year’s results.
Fantastic news and well deserved! In recognition of these amazing members of the grounds team! Their displays lift my spirits even on the greyest of days and everyone who visits me remark on the amazing displays Gullingham always have!
Town Council Grounds Team - you guys rock! Well done 👍🍾