Many key areas of The Mill have been kept dry so far


Water entered the building when water levels rose overnight

The team at the Mill Arts Centre hope to be assessing what clean-up work is required in the next 24 hours after flood water from the River Cherwell entered their building through the night.   The good news is that many key areas have been kept dry so far, including the theatre.

Staff are working from home today, with water surrounding the sandbagged building.

Its not currently known if any forthcoming events will be affected.

The Mill had remained dry when the River Cherwell initially broke its banks over the New Year, with water levels only reaching a point a few metres away.   Constant heavy rain yesterday (Tuesday) changed the situation with the water level rising further.   This led the Environment Agency to warn that property flooding was likely.

Chief Executive Andrew Lister said: “Whilst The Mill is currently surrounded by floodwater from the River Cherwell, and unfortunately some internal areas of the building have been flooded, we are pleased that as things stand we have been able to keep many key areas dry including the Theatre.

“We will be assessing the situation and extent of the cleanup required over the next 24 hours and whether this will necessitate any changes to events scheduled at The Mill over the coming few days.

“We will be in touch with all customers as soon as possible should we need to advise any changes.”

Our earlier story is here.

Published: by Banbury FM Newsteam

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