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Flood wardens wanted in county

Water wardens in parts of Gloucestershire are being sought after last summer's devastating floods.

Residents in Winchcombe are being urged to join Neighbourhood Water Watch, to report blocked drains or other problems during heavy rainfall.

Householders in the region are also being asked to take self-help measures to protect their homes.

Neil Mattinson, secretary of the town council's Flood Action Group, said the risk of flash flooding remained high.

"The water table is just six inches below the surface. When there is even moderate rain, there is nowhere for it to go."

Anyone interested should contact the local council.


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