Longridge thanks community for help during floods

Longridge thanks community for help during floods

Lucy Golding

Longridge thanks community for help during floods

The chief executive of flood-hit Longridge Activity Centre in Bisham says she has been 'amazed' at the support given and they are hoping to reopen by the end of March.

Amanda Foister believes things are looking up for the site in Quarry Wood Road which has seen all but two of its buildings significantly damaged by high water levels and has been unable open so far this year.

Overall the cost of damage is estimated in the region of £100,000.

The centre has also lost an estimated £20,000 to £30,000 worth of business.

The activity centre, a registered charity that offers land and water based sports, is unable to get insurance against flooding.

Since January the centre has received help from volunteers, cash donations and donations of much-need equipment such as pumps to keep the water at bay.

Amanda said: "The response we have had from Marlow and the surrounding area has been amazing.

"We are overwhelmed.

"We are now feeling very positive."

Longridge is still appealing for volunteers and equipment to get the centre up and running in time for the spring.

Visit www.longridge-uk.org/news to view its wish list.

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