Flooding

Please see our twitter page for ongoing updates.


Are you at risk of flooding?


Environment Agency is responsible for flood protection and issuing flood warnings. The Royal Borough is committed to working with the Agency, the emergency services and with local people to offer assistance when flooding takes place.

Before, during and after flooding incidents, the council will help wherever possible by:

  • Providing sandbags to homes (but only where there is an imminent risk of flooding), please see Sandbags webpage for further information.
  • Closing roads if flooded.
  • Looking after the elderly and vulnerable.
  • Providing evacuation centres' if large numbers of people are made homeless.

Other useful links

In the event of severe winter weather we’ll be updating the website, including our Facebook pages and our Twitter feed.

During severe weather vital information on school closures, revised bin collections, road conditions and other snow/ice related details can be found on our website and by listening to local radio stations.

Contact information

Emergency number during office hours: 01628 683804 (8am-6pm, Monday-Friday).
Out of hours emergency number: 01753 853517.