10:22AM, Tuesday 11 February 2014
Rising water levels in East Berkshire are leaving homes and businesses under threat and causing travel disruption in the Windsor, Datchet and Wraysbury areas.
The Express has been keeping a live blog with the latest news on the floods and information on public transport, schools, emergency and council services and more.
Now in light of the appeals for help and heartwarming offers of assistance we have seen on social media, we have set up this page as a noticeboard to allow people a space to communicate with their communities.
Are you a volunteer looking to help others? Or does your home, school or business need a hand to tackle the flooding?
Send us a message with your name, what you need or can offer, and a contact number or email address to firstname.lastname@example.org, call 01628 678 231, or tweet us @expressseries, and we will post your message below.
Jonny White and his brother are free today (Friday, February 14th) to help with any lifting/manual work and to run errands. Call 07826101117.
Tom Neal is on leave from work and can help with any lifting/manual work.
The manager of Brantano shoe shop in Bath Road, Slough, said staff are prepared to deliver wellies to areas such as Colnbrook, Datchet, Maidenhead, Old Windsor, Staines, Horton and Wraysbury, or any other local areas, if people are unable to get out to get some.
Call the store on 01753 516961 or email email@example.com to let them know what size you need and agree on a place for the wellies to be delivered to.
Debbie Ward can help with looking after small animals such as rabbits and guinea pigs. Ideally the animals should come with a hutch/cage.
She lives in Higher Denham. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07970 495722.
Slough-based Sikh relief organisation Khalsa Aid (@Khalsa_Aid) has tweeted an appeal for volunteers around Berkshire.Email email@example.com with your availability.
You can email the Royal Borough at firstname.lastname@example.org with any offers of help.
Space Station Self Storage in Slough is offering free storage to people affected by the flooding.
Vlatka Lake, assistant marketing manager at the St Pauls Avenue company, said: "We are so sorry to hear that so many people are affected by flooding in our area, amongst them one of our employees who lives in Wraysbury.
"If any residents or small businesses are in need of storage to put away their possessions to keep them dry during the floods, we would be more than happy to help."
Call 0800 083 7948.
Lynsey Askew is willing to lend a hand in any way needed.
Nancy Nathu can look after small pets, such as rabbits or guinea pigs, in her back garden in Windsor.
They would need their hutches/runs. She will take care of feeding/bedding.
She also has space on her driveway for an extra car/motorbikes.
Email email@example.com or call 07742677713.
London-based charity Global Aid is looking for a location from which it can distribute hot food, including Indian food, to those affected in Wraysbury.
Call 07414 270002 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with suggestions.
Mark Whalley, director of C.M Cleaning in Windsor, is offering help with a van to move sandbags or assist people in moving their belongings. Call 07766 202560.
You can volunteer to help by contacting the Royal Borough on 01628 683800.
Debbie Gee, from Maidenhead, is offering emergency housing for tortoises.
"I have transport and can collect tortoises that are in hibernation and can also provide a safe environment for ones that are unable to hibernate," she said.
She has also offered the help of two people willing to assist with anything required.
Contact her on 07782 345 935.
Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service is asking people to share its flood safety advice. You can find it here.
If you live in Maidenhead, Marlow, Cookham or the surrounding villages, a Facebook group has been set up to help co-ordinate flood assistance. You can see it here.
Slough Borough Council's flooding incident room opened for the day at 6am.
Officers are on standby to assist vulnerable residents and those whose homes become uninhabitable.
Concerned residents can call the council's flooding helpline on 01753 875823.
The Environment Agency's flood information number is 0845 988 1188.
There are quick-dial numbers that can be added to the above number.
- River Thames at Datchet including Slough Road, Eton Road, Horton Road, Frogmore, Datchet Golf Course and Datchet Common - 173106
- River Thames at Horton including Horton Gardens and Kingsmead Quarry - 173107
- River Thames at Maidenhead, Bray, Dorney, Windsor and Eton - 173105
- River Thames at Old Windsor including Old Windsor Lock, Straight Road, Church Road, St Luke's Road and Friday Island - 173108
- River Thames at Wraysbury - 173109
Visit the EA website here.
If you need help from the Royal Borough, the emergency contact number during office hours (Mon-Fri 8am-6pm) is 01628 683804. Out of hours it is 01753 853517.
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