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 next Community Residents meeting

TBD at the MAM scheduled later this month

The next MAM is scheduled to be held

late September 2018


The first multi-agency meeting (called a MAM which is attended by representatives of the Flood Risk Management Authorities) was held on the 28th March 2018, and a further meeting was held on the 15th June 2018. These have been constructive and encouraging meetings with a number of actions agreed by the Flood Risk Management Authorities to investigate and address a wide range of flooding issues across Burstow and Smallfield.


The attachments summarise the issues raised and the actions agreed at these meetings and the discussions at Community Residents meetings.


Click to view notes from the latest meetings:-

  • Community Residents meeting minutes - 5th September 2018 - here
  • Community Residents meeting minutes - 15th June 2018 here
  • Multi-Agency Meeting minutes - 15th June 2018 here


Multi-Agency Meeting Priority Questions List

Priority Ditch Maintenance List

Surrey County Council Walk Over Report