Flooding is becoming a more common occurrence in our communities, and households should be prepared so that they can protect themselves in the event of a flooding emergency.
Northamptonshire County Council have a wealth of information available to householders in their Flood Toolkit.
East Hunsbury Parish Council will be participating in the Pathfinder III project, which aims to facilitate community-led improvements in resilience and preparedness amongst communities who are at risk of surface water flooding in Northamptonshire, complementing other flood risk management activities. This is a two year project (2019 – 2021) for 30 communities and is funded by the Anglian Northern Regional Flood and Coastal Committee. It will focus on urban settlements, as well as business town centres. The Project builds on Pathfinder 2 which worked with 30 communities over the past three years.
The Pathfinder III project has been delayed due to Covid.
As part of the Pathfinder project we need to recruit Flood Wardens for East Hunsbury - could you help?
Flood Wardens are volunteers who help their communities to become more resilient and to be prepared for flooding. They do this by:
- monitoring the condition of drains, culverts and other watercourses and reporting defects or blockages
- raising local awareness of flood risk
- passing on flood alerts and warnings
- providing relevant agencies with local information during a flood event.
Full training, equipment, and support is provided.
If you are interested in getting involved or would like to find out more, please get in touch.
Flood Warning Area
Parts of East Hunsbury are affected by the flood warning area in place for Wootton Brook.
Flood Investigation Reports
When incidents of flooding occur, Northamptonshire County Council are required to commission a report to identify the contributing factors to the incident, and any mitigation measures that can be made.
Other useful information
Grass cutting - Wootton Brook (PDF, 407 Kb)
Information from the Environment Agency about grass cutting along banks
- Go Compare - preparing for a flood and protecting your property