Flood Action Group


To raise your concerns about flooding issues or ask questions about the activities of the Flood Action Group please join us at a Community Meeting (see the details opposite), or send an email to .


What is the Flood Action Group?

A group of local community members whose role is to identify and prioritorise the many flooding problems across the Parish area, and liaise with and encourage the various Flood Risk Management Authorities to undertake the drainage work that is necessary to resolve these flooding problems.


To achieve this the Group is supported by the National Flood Forum which is a charity organisation to help, support and represent people at risk of flooding.


Main Focus of Activities

Strategic - to work with the various Flood Risk Management Authorities to achieve the implementation of the:-

  • Smallfield Flood Alleviation Scheme
  • Upgrading of Pump Station Facilities

Drainage Network - to encourage the Flood Management and Drainage Authorities to repair, maintain and improve drainage in areas of known flooding, with an initial focus on those problems causing flooding risks to properties and safety concerns.


Ditches - to support and encourage the owners of open and piped ditches to repair, clean and maintain their ditches. Including working with local contractors to arrange machinery and provide a service to undertake ditch maintenance.


Local Planning - to provide local knowledge on drainage matters to guide the preparation of the Neighbourhood Plan.


Who are the Flood Risk Management Authorities?


The Group will meet regularly with representatives of the following Authorities to agree priorities and monitor progress of their actions to resolve the flooding problems.


  • The Environment Agency
  • Thames Water
  • Surrey County Council
  • Highways England
  • Tandridge District Council
  • Reigate & Banstead Borough Council




The Flood Action Group reassembled in October 2017.


The first multi-agency meeting (MAM) was held on the 28th March 2018. This was a constructive and encouraging meeting with actions agreed by the Flood Risk Management Authorities to address a wide range of issues and for their representatives to provide further information at the next MAM, when progress of the actions already agreed will be reviewed. Unfortunately representatives of Thames Water and Reigate & Banstead District Council were unable to attend, and further issues have been communicated to them and will be reviewed at the next MAM.


The attachment is a summary of the issues raised and the actions agreed at this MAM.


View notes from the

First meeting here

Community meeting minutes - 25 April 2018 here


Priority Ditch Maintenance List

Surrey County Council Walk Over Report


The next community meeting is TBD

The next MAM is currently scheduled to be held in June 2018.


* With works being carried out at Centenary hall please check here for venue updates