Bedford Borough Council is encouraging people to be environmentally aware and recycle their Christmas trees
With further rain forecast in the Anglia region it's likely there will be further problems with flooding into the New Year.
With many rivers running high, a number of Flood Warnings issued by the Environment Agency remain in force in the Anglia region.
More rain is expected on the final day of 2012 - a year which has been confirmed as the wettest ever in East Anglia.
There are still 3 Flood Warnings and 10 Flood Alerts in places across the Anglia region after a festive season dominated by heavy rain.
For the latest flooding information check the Environment Agency website.
The Environment Agency has 9 Flood Warnings and 24 Flood Alerts in force in the Anglia region.
More rain is forecast during Saturday along with strong and gusty winds.
For the latest flood information go to the Environment Agency website.
A temporary flood defence is to be built today across the Welney Road (A1101) at the Old Bedford Bridge close to the Norfolk-Cambridgeshire border.
The Welney Road was last sand bagged in 2007 and is a planned response to water levels reaching a specific level on the Ouse Washes.
Flood water is currently over 3 meters above sea level – with 1.44 meters (4.7 ft) of water standing on the Causeway road.
– Alan Daniels, Environment Agency
“We will put approximately 30 one-ton sandbags across the road to build a temporary continuous defence along the barrier bank. This is a planned activity which is triggered by water levels hitting a specific point. We haven’t needed to do this for some time.”
The Welney Causeway was closed by Norfolk County Council Highways department on Friday 23 November and will remain closed until flood waters have receded.
The Environment Agency has 9 Flood Warnings and 24 Flood Alerts in place in the Anglia region.
2012 has already been confirmed as the wettest on record and more rain is forecast over the weekend.
Check the Environment Agency website for the latest flooding information.
As more rain falls across the Anglia region on Friday and with more forecast over the weekend there remain a number of Flood Warnings in force.
At 9.30 am on Friday there were 9 Flood Warnings and 29 Flood Alerts in place in the Eastern Counties. Most of the Flood Warnings are along the River Nene in Northamptonshire and Cambridgeshire.
It comes as 2012 was confirmed as the wettest in more than a century of weather records.
More details of the Flood Warnings are on the Environment Agency website.
Department stores across the East have said sales this Christmas have been the best ever with takings up considerably despite the economic downturn.
It was a gloomy start to December for retailers, but the last week has provided a much-needed boost before what experts say will be an 'ongoing endurance test' in 2013.
The rain keeps falling in December and 2012 looks set to be wettest since records began in East Anglia more than a century ago. The weather conditions continue to cause flooding in parts of the region with rivers overflowing and roads under water.
To make matters worse the Environment Agency, based in Peterborough, says more rain is on its way.
At 5pm on Thursday 27 December there were 9 Flood Warnings and 31 Flood Alerts in force across the Anglia region. The Environment Agency website has further details.
Both the A1101 Wash Road at Welney in Norfolk and the A1123 Earith Causeway in Cambrideshire are closed due to flooding.
According to the Environment Agency there is more than 4 foot of water (128 cm) on the road in Welney.
The water is nearly a foot deep (28 cm) at Earith. Diversions are in place on both routes.