Community Flood Signage Scheme Volunteer Flyer

Following the recent flooding of the village of late, it has been brought to the Parish Council’s attention that we need Flood Wardens for the village.

Nottinghamshire County Council have a Community Flood Signage Scheme (CFSS) which allows trained members of the community to close roads during times of flooding. The scheme promotes road safety, but also aims to stop vehicles creating bow waves which can cause further damage to property and distress to residents. The scheme is led by Nottinghamshire County Council and currently has over 180 Flood Signage Wardens active in 15 areas across Nottinghamshire.

If you wish to volunteer be part of this scheme, please email parishclerk@east-leake.gov.uk and we will send you further details.

What is the Community Flood Signage Scheme (CFSS)?
The Community Flood Signage Scheme (CFSS) allows trained members of the community to close roads during times of flooding. The scheme promotes road safety, but also stops vehicles creating bow waves which can cause further damage to property. The scheme is led by Nottinghamshire County Council and currently has over 180 Flood Signage Wardens active in 15 areas across Nottinghamshire.

How you can help your community during a flood
By volunteering as a Flood Signage Warden, you can:
• prevent vehicles driving through flood water
• safely close roads susceptible to flooding, preventing potentially devastating accidents
• mitigate damage to property
• help your community be more flood resilient
• work with likeminded people to protect the most vulnerable members of your community.

Do I need any special skills?
To become a volunteer Flood Signage Warden you don’t need any previous experience or a huge amount of commitment. You only
need to attend an initial one-day training session and a refresher course every three years. This will cover water safety, risk control,
road safety and sign set up. When flooding occurs, there may be some unsociable hours of working and you will be required to move road
closure signs.

How do I get involved?
If you would like to become a Flood Signage Warden please email flood.team@nottscc.gov.uk to express your interest. As a Flood
Signage Warden you will work directly with the Flood Risk Management team at Nottinghamshire County Council and will receive a quarterly newsletter to keep you up to date on the scheme.