‘JARGON-FREE’ advice packs about what to do in the event of a flood are winging their way to around 6,500 homes and businesses across the district.

The packs include advice on how to prepare for floods and protect properties, as well as what to do and who to contact if there is a flood.

They are now in the post and are likely to land on the doormats of properties in at-risk areas in the coming days, as the district marks a year since the devastation seen in December 2015.

The Leeds-based Flood Resilience Project, which operates from the Kirkstall area of the city which was badly hit by last winter’s floods, has been helping to develop the packs for use across Yorkshire.

It has worked alongside organisations including local councils, the Environment Agency and Yorkshire Water, after consulting with voluntary groups and residents’ associations about what should be included.

Phil Marken, of the Flood Resilience Project, said the aim was to make the information as eye-catching and easy to read as possible so it was accessible to adults and children alike.

He said: “We wanted crystal-clear, jargon-free information for people.”

Bradford Council has helped to fund the production costs of the packs being sent to residents of the Bradford district, using a small part of an £850,000 flood prevention grant allocated earlier this year by Yorkshire’s regional flood and coastal committee.

Councillor Alex Ross-Shaw, Bradford Council’s executive member for regeneration, planning and transport, said: “One in six properties in England is at risk of flooding. We cannot prevent flooding, but we are working with the Environment Agency, Yorkshire Water and other agencies, bodies and local people to do what we can to help alleviate the problems caused and the damage done by flooding.

“We hope that those who receive the information pack find it useful in helping themselves and their communities to be prepared and informed about what action they can take.”

Nicola Hoggart, flood risk partnership lead with the Environment Agency, said flood roadshows running in the New Year would provide people with an opportunity to learn more about the Bradford flood programme and get involved in initiatives such as local river stewardship and community resilience projects.

The Flood Resilience Project welcomes feedback on the flood advice packs, with suggestions for what other information could be included, which can be emailed to advice@floodhelp.me.