Protect your property or business from flooding
Join or find a local flood action group
Flood action groups are made up of a small group of local residents who meet on a regular basis.
They work with local authorities and agencies to find ways to help reduce flood risk, and have become an essential voice representing local people.
Find your local group
In Buckinghamshire, we are aware of flood action groups in the following communities:
- the Willows Estate in Aylesbury
- the Hughenden Valley
How they can help
- address concerns over a number of issues, such as highways infrastructure they feel is not working properly
- have their finger on the pulse about plans for the community, such as potential works
- be aware of what’s happening with regard to routine maintenance to help reduce flooding
- be involved in discussions on the future of flood risk in their town or village
- organise ‘flood watchers’ around the town
- create wider awareness of the town’s flood risk
- help reduce the impact on the community should a flood event occur
How they work
Flood action groups set up regular meetings with agencies such as the Environment Agency, the local councils and water companies to discuss issues they've identified and come up with solutions together.
The National Flood Forum charity provides detailed guidance on how to set up a flood action group.
Communities are encouraged to contact the National Flood Forum charity for advice and to also become affiliated to the NFF.
We're also happy to provide advice and participate in multi-agency meetings.