Storm Babet brought unprecedented rainfall to the UK on Friday 20th October. The village of Bransby flooded with surface water, along with more than 40% of the charity’s land after the Till Washlands were purposely flooded to protect homes in the city of Lincoln – worse than the damage we experienced in 2019.
In addition, 44 acres of land were under water at our sister site at Barlings in Langworth, set up in response to the flooding of 2019. A total of 257 acres were under water.
We work closely with the Environment Agency to reduce flooding in Lincoln by using our grazing land as flood plains, but sadly we receive no compensation for the damage caused to the land we use to house our 300 rescued horses, ponies, donkeys and mules.