Buckinghamshire Partnerships

The Flood Action Group

The Flood Action Group

Chesham’s Flood Action Group, which is composed of local residents, is a representative voice for the town on flood-related issues and works with local authorities and agencies to find ways to help reduce flood risk.


What are Flood Action Groups?

Local Flood Action Groups have already proved very effective in other towns and villages across England and Wales in finding ways to reduce flood risk and have become an essential voice representing local people. By working with organisations such as local authorities, the Environment Agency and water companies, the Groups have been successful in making a difference to flood risk and the impact of flooding on local communities.  

Flood Action Groups can do things like:

  • Address concerns over a number of issues, for example highways infrastructure they feel is not working properly
  • Have their finger on the pulse about plans for the community, for example 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

Click here to read a case study about the Flood Action Group that has been set up in Buckingham. 

Activities of Chesham’s Flood Action Group

There has been a great deal of interest and support from residents in forming the Flood Action Group. Over the coming months, the group will be drafting its plan of action, which when ready, will be posted on the FloodSmart website.  

Want to learn more about the Flood Action Group?

To get involved or to find out more about Chesham’s Flood Action Group, email chair.cheshamfloodactiongroup@outlook.com