Boxing Day Flood Update – Flood Recovery Support

0 Posted by - December 28, 2015 - Flood News, Floods

EMERGENCY IMMEDIATE COUNCIL HELPLINE – Tuesday 29th/ Wednesday 30th December

If you need urgent emergency assistance relating to the Whalley / Billington floods please contact RVBC Helpline on:

01200 429973 or 01200 414423



Please note from 10am to 6pm you can contact the village hall and speak to a Whalley & District Lion coordinator. If you need assistance, or wish to donate goods or food we are happy to assit.

Either visit the village hall or call 0845 388 1031



Members/Friends of Whalley Lions are meeting at 10am 27th December 2015 on Whalley Spar car park to help those affected by the floods in Whalley/Billington to continue with the clean up. Any help welcome – even if it’s only for an hour.
Donations of cleaning products (mops/buckets etc) would be great also if you need cleaning products, blankets, water, sleeping bags please contact if you need help, or visit the Village Hall to speak to our support team.
If you need help we can give you links to grants, information for Whalley Lions Flood Fund and other grants please come to Whalley Village Hall from 10.30am in the morning.


Council workers are working hard to ensure minimal disruption to services following the Boxing Day floods.
Refuse collection and other key services will continue as normal despite the unsettled weather.

Ribble Valley Borough Council has provided skips in Whalley and Ribchester for residents to dispose of flood-damaged goods.

The skips are situated in King Street, Queen Street, Woodfield View and Princess Street in Whalley and Greenside and the Ribchester Arms car park in Ribchester.

Ribble Valley Borough Council chief executive Marshal Scott said: “The floods have been devastating for many of our residents and businesses and we are working with community groups in the clear up operation.

“I would like to thank community groups, volunteers and council staff for their help on the ground in assisting with the recovery operation.”

The Government is expected to announce financial aid for residents and businesses affected by the floods and further details will be available shortly.

Ribble Valley may experience further spells of unsettled weather and heavy rain over the coming days and residents are advised to keep abreast of flood warnings.

Up-to-date information is available from Floodline on 0345 988 1188 or the Environment Agency.