Greenbelt

Amber Alert for Storm Callum

We would like to alert all of our customers that the Met Office has issued warnings of “potential danger to life” in some areas, due to the incoming Storm Callum.

There is currently an amber warning for rain in place across much of south Wales, set to remain from this morning (Friday 12th October) through tomorrow around 6PM.

The Met Office have cautioned that “south-facing hills” are likely to be the worst-affected areas.

Additionally, yellow warnings for rain have been issued across Wales for both days, as well as areas of northern England and the Scottish borders, and a small section of south-west England.

These are also expected to remain in place from this morning through to Saturday evening, with a larger region of the Scottish borders and central belt beginning to be affected tomorrow as the storm progresses.

Further, a yellow warning for wind is in place today, expected to affect Northern Ireland and most of the UK west coast. This only applies to Friday 12th, as there are no wind warnings shown on any other day.

Currently, all of these warnings are set to elapse by or before 6PM on Saturday 13th; there are none projected beyond this time or across the rest of the weekend.

Our teams have been instructed to remain vigilant to any issues, while our office staff will be monitoring the situation in Greenbelt developments across the UK.

Please be advised that Greenbelt’s Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS) are specifically designed to lower the likelihood of flooding in these instances, keeping our customers safe by absorbing excess water and directing it away from homes and businesses.

We also undertake a rolling programme of Woodland Audits, inspecting each woodland area we manage for structural soundness and general health. By addressing signs of stress, damage or weakness at the first opportunity, we always look to minimise risk in times of extreme weather.

Please remember that, in the first instance, emergency services will always deal with potentially-dangerous situations for the public.

However, where it is safe to do so, we do carry out remedial works as soon as possible.

If you have urgent concerns, please do contact us by telephone on 0800 028 1749 and follow the simple instructions for connecting to our emergency line.

For any non-urgent queries or concerns, you can reach our dedicated customer care team as normal on 0800 028 1749, or by e-mailing customercare@greenbelt.co.uk.