Notts County Council thanked for sending sandbags to flood affected towns

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Nottinghamshire County Council has been thanked for the help it gave to residents in West Yorkshire who were hit by floods over the Christmas period.

The council sent 1,000 sandbags to the Bradford and Calderdale areas of Yorkshire at short notice following the severe weather conditions which affected the north of England over the festive break.

The Council’s emergency planning and highways teams swung into action and offered their assistance following TV footage of the floods.

Coun Alan Rhodes, Leader of the County Council, said: “It was the very least we could do.

“At a time when they should have been enjoying a festive break, the communities in the Bradford and Calderdale areas were battling against terrible floods that left homes and businesses under water.

“Coming to the aid of others when they need it the most is this Council’s main purpose. When we got the call to help, we acted without hesitation in the full knowledge that they would have helped us if we were suffering.

“It’s at times like this that we at Nottinghamshire County Council rise to the challenge.”