Message from Geoff Giles, Stoke Climsland

Worried about flooding and how to make your home more resilient to water ingress or to recover faster if the worst happens? Then join Bonny and I for an informed workshop on 9 October at the Stoke Climsland Parish Hall.

Even if you do not live close to a river or a stream flash flood can occur often in areas not susceptible to floods. Run-off water from higher ground, or fields, can soon come rushing though your garden and into your house. We have seen many very serious floods around the country, and indeed other parts of the world, when inches of rain have fallen in just a few hours. We should expect, and be prepared for, the ‘unprecedented’ rainfall, as heavy rainfall may be something we have to live with in the future.

The session will be run by Louisa Inch* who is an expert of the various pieces of equipment and fixtures that can be used to help keep you dry. She will have a range of products and devices for you to have a look at and discuss with her in the Q&A session after her presentation. You can also take this opportunity to commission Louisa to visit your home and make a detailed assessment of ways to better protect your home.

Bonny and I recently attended a flood resilience workshop run by Louisa for the Cornwall Community Flood Forum. We thought it would be worthwhile running a ‘real’ one here in the Parish Hall.

Please register your interest with Bonny if you wish to attend so we have enough chairs set out.

Contact Bonny Lightfoot on email: or 07792 264177


* Louisa Inch runs Premier Water Solutions, see and was winner of the Most Outstanding Woman in water & drainage solutions award at the Women in Build Awards 2019, is an independent Cornish consultant and contractor.