Longridge raises £9k towards flood protection equipment

Longridge raises £9k towards flood protection equipment

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Paul Miles

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Longridge raises £9k towards flood protection equipment

Longridge Activity Centre in Bisham has thanked generous donors who contributed towards flood defence equipment after recent weather caused severe damage.

The centre has raised about £9,000 as it closes in on the £10,000 required to complete the installation of new fencing.

The new measure will help divert rising water and prevent the centre's buildings from flooding.

The donations, which have been largely funded by individuals, also includes a £5,000 grant provided by the Louis Baylis (Maidenhead Advertiser) Charitable Trust.

Longridge chief executive Amanda Foister said: "We could not have done anything without the support of the trust and the donors."

Work to install the fencing at the Quarry Wood Road centre, which cannot get insurance, has already begun.

Louis Baylis trustee Peter Sands said: "We are pleased to be able to help them. It does serve not only the local population but also a wider population as well."

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