Flood advice to be delivered to homes in Oxford

Published: Wednesday, 16th November 2022

Oxford City Council will deliver flooding advice leaflets to at-risk residents this week.

The leaflet gives practical tips and general advice to help residents prepare and protect their homes from flooding.

It also provides information about what to do during and after a flood event.

The leaflet contains advice from experts at the Environment Agency, Oxfordshire County Council, the City Council and ODS.

Alongside the leaflet, the City Council will also distribute the Environment Agency’s latest information sheet about the Oxford Flood Alleviation Scheme.

The leaflets will be hand delivered to homes in Osney Island, and around Botley Road and Abingdon Road.

Oxford has a long history of flooding. Significant floods in recent years have caused damage to homes and businesses, and closed Botley and Abingdon roads.

For more information about flooding in Oxford, visit: www.oxford.gov.uk/flooding.

“We want to make sure homes that are at risk of flooding have access to information to help them prepare for the worst case scenario.

“We know how devastating it is to be flooded and the impact it has on lives and livelihoods, so it’s vital to raise awareness of how to plan for such events.”

Councillor Susan Brown, Leader of Oxford City Council