Anxious Colnbrook residents suffered a stressful weekend - after a major flood warning from the Environment Agency on Friday led to a knife edge situation on Saturday as more rain fell.

The Friday warning had stated that heavy rain falling in the Colne Brook catchment area had put properties and low lying areas around Colnbrook and nearby Horton and Wraysbury at immediate risk

Environment Agency staff operated the sluice gates at Horton Mill in a bid to reduce river levels.

By Saturday afternoon half to three quarters of Colnbrook's Pippins and Albany Parks were under water.

The Slough branch of Khalsa Aid delivered 20 tons of sand - as sandbags were prepared for where they might be needed if houses were threatened.

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The worst affected were about eight houses in Cottesbrooke Close which saw water from their front and back gardens reach under the floorboards.

Myrtle Close and Fawsley Close residents also saw their gardens submerged.

Teams from Slough Borough Council had staff in Colnbrook helping residents to protect their properties with sandbags or other flood defences.

They also assisted with the pumping of water away from flood prone areas, which has to be tankered away.

But as the heavy rain eased off the pressure subsided.

Slough Borough Council teams remained on the scene this afternoon.

Colnbrook Parish councillor Puja Bedi, who is chairman of Colnbrook Flood Action Group said: "Rain is not forecast for three days so I think we have a fighting chance the water will recede.

"We have a great community here. People really rallied round, helping with the sandbagging. There has been real camaraderie as people protected their village."