This month, we had a request from a Copley reader to ask for help from neighbours outside Copley.  It’s been 2 and a half years since the Boxing Day Floods of 2015 but the clean-up work has only just completed in recent months, with the opening of the new replacement bridge and then the re-opening of St Stephens Church.  It’s a great place to live and work, the access to North Dean Woods is great for all the community. Copley has a couple of sports clubs with active communities, a toddler group, hair and beauty corner, a Primary school and a pub!  One of the principal amenities they need though is HELP. Can you?

Are you

  • at home during the day or work close to home;
  • a good communicator – able to explain and pass on information;
  • interested in the local area and the river environment;
  • not at risk of having your own property flooded

If you’ve answered yes to all of these questions, have you thought about joining the Copley Flood Warden Scheme?

We are a group of volunteers who assist where we can by helping the community to be prepared for flooding, liaising with the environment agency, council and emergency services, to advise on local conditions and help to prioritise any required help.

All volunteers receive training conducted by the environment agency and are required to attend 3 group flood meetings a year.

If you would like further information, please email: [email protected]

Sarah Fanthorpe