Help us to shape how we manage flood risk in Lambeth

June 27, 2014
People stood outside of their flooded houses in 1914

Flooding from the River Effra in 1914

Did you know that approximately 46,000 residential and non-residential properties in Lambeth have been identified as being at particular risk of flooding? The flood risk comes from surface water runoff, groundwater and small watercourses and ditches.

We are now the Lead Local Flood Authority for the London Borough of Lambeth and have a responsibility to lead and co-ordinate local flood risk management.

We have devised a new draft Flood Risk Management Strategy which outlines the priorities for local flood risk management and provides a delivery plan to manage the risk over the next five years.

It outlines our aims for managing flood risk, including:

  •  Improving knowledge and understanding of local flood risk
  • Using available information on flood risk to predict flooding and issue warnings
  • Increasing awareness of flooding
  • Working in partnership with Risk Management Authorities, communities and businesses
  • Encouraging and implementing sustainable drainage solutions
  • Ensuring that planning has a positive or nil effect on flood risk

We would like your feedback!

The draft Lambeth Flood Risk Management Strategy and guidance for residents can by found on our website. You can leave feedback by completing on our online survey.

The survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete and your feedback will help us to shape how we manage flood risk in Lambeth in the future.

We need you to help us produce Lambeth’s Flood Strategy

January 21, 2013

Flooding workshopIt may surprise you to learn that 46,000 households in Lambeth are at risk of surface water flooding in the event of very heavy rainfall – that’s over a third of all households. All Councils are now required to plan for such events and we need you to help us produce Lambeth’s Flood Strategy.

The Strategy must include the following:

  • an assessment of local flood risk in Lambeth
  • what flood risk issues need to be managed
  • how these issues will be managed.

We are also producing a Residents Guide, which will show the flood risk and proposed plans for each Ward. The guide will also include advice on actions you can take to reduce the risk of flooding at home and wider actions to tackle the surface water run-off in general.

To ensure the Strategy and guide are useful to you, we need as much input from you as possible.

There are a number of ways in which you can get involved.

Complete the online survey

It will only take a few minutes to give us your opinions and feedback online.

Attend our workshop

We are holding a workshop on the 31st January 2013 starting at 6.45pm and finishing at 9pm. We need 50 or so residents to come along and help us to develop our plans.

The session will include an introduction to the Strategy and local flood issues; small discussion groups on the proposed plans, an opportunity to feedback on the Residents Guide.

Light refreshments will be provided. If you are interested in attending please email for details.

Email us

If you are interested but cannot attend the workshop, we would still value your input. Please email and we will send you draft documents for your feedback and comments.

For general information on how you can help to reduce the flood risk in Lambeth, please visit our flooding web page.