Staff member next to a raised flood barrier


Extreme weather conditions caused by Storm Ciara led to the River Irwell bursting its banks on Sunday 9th February in the Warth Road area of Bury. Six Town Housing attended the area in the morning before flooding struck to raise flood barriers and remained throughout the day to support those affected. 

Our Repairs Direct team have set up a temporary Flood Response Office at 9 Bealey Drive, Bury, BL9 9NA, so that those affected by the flooding can reach us quickly with any enquiries and we can respond to required repairs more efficiently.

A spokesperson for Six Town Housing said, “A team of staff arrived on site early on Sunday to put in place the flood barriers we installed in case of flooding to lessen the damage caused to properties, then worked throughout the day in difficult conditions to support and ensure the safety of affected tenants.

"We are currently on site and have set up a temporary office at 9 Bealey Drive where we can respond quickly to tenant enquiries and carry out work to the affected properties to help all affected tenants return to their homes as soon as possible.”

More rain is expected in the North West this coming weekend, from 14th to 16th February 2020. 

It is recommended that tenants sign up for flood warnings from the Government to receive texts, emails or a phone call if their home is at risk. The service is free.

You can also read information here that covers what you can do to prepare for flooding and what to do when a flood warning is issued.

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