Residents invited to flood forum

Published: Monday, 10th October 2016

Residents from Oxford and surrounding areas are invited to a forum to hear updates on flood alleviation projects across the city and hear from experts on how they can protect themselves from flooding.

The Oxford Flood Forum will take place at Oxford Town Hall, in St Aldate’s, between 7pm and 9pm on Tuesday 1 November.

The forum is an opportunity for residents to find out the latest information about the work of the Oxford Flood Area Partnership. There will be a presentation with an overview of the partnership’s work over the last 12 month, including updates on Oxford Flood Alleviation Project, Northway and Marston Flood Alleviation Scheme, Thames Water Catchment Study and more.

The evening will also provide residents with information about how to prepare for a flood and how they can protect their homes from flooding.

Representatives from the Environment Agency, Oxfordshire County Council, Oxford City Council, Vale of White Horse District Council, Thames Water and Network Rail will man stalls and be on hand to answer questions.

The forum is open to everyone, but will be particularly relevant to residents of Oxford and the surrounding areas of Botley, South Hinksey, North Hinksey, Kennington and Wytham.

Councillor John Tanner, Oxford City Council Executive Board Member for a Clean and Green Oxford, said: “Now is the time to start preparing for possible winter flooding.

“While we are working hard on alleviating flooding across the city, people can help protect themselves by investing in property flood defences and ensuring they are prepared for a possible flood emergency.”