A guide for residents on what to do in the event of a flood and when flood warnings are issued has been put together by Ponteland Town Council.
Following its development of a flood resilience plan, a leaflet has been produced by Coun Adam Shanley that will be circulated to each property in the council area.
It includes information and advice about preparing for a flood, what to do in the event of a warning and if floodwater enters your property and steps to take following a flood.
There are also telephone numbers for various organisations, including the Environment Agency and emergency services, and contact details for the area’s community flood wardens.
At a recent full council meeting, members agreed to distribute the leaflet at the same time as a future edition of Pont News and Views.
Later in the meeting, recommendations relating to memorial seats on Coates Green, which follow the creation of a seats register, were approved.
These included the level of charges – £575 for the installation of seats and a further £200 if seats are to be placed on paving – to cover the costs involved.
Councillors also agreed to provide a commemorative seat on Coates Green in respect of the Queen’s upcoming 90th birthday and gave the green light to a further request for a memorial seat in this area.
In addition, they approved the award of the contract for some tree works to take place on land outside of Ponteland Park.
The amount is £3,470 and the sum of £470 will be carried forward from the 2015/16 budget to supplement the budget allocation for these works in 2016/17.
They will be carried out within the next 12 months.