Tackling local flooding and increasing biodiversity

Updates on a local project and who to contact in the event of a flood

We're working with the Horsell Common Preservation Society to tackle flooding and improve biodiversity and the accessibility of Horsell Common in Woking.

The project has seen the construction of new wetland areas which help reduce flood risk in Woking. It's also created an amazing new habitat made up of three large ponds for wildlife and recycled plastic boardwalks for increased public access for education and recreation, as well as improving a popular commuting route.

Keep an eye out because the works are planned to be completed this autumn.

What should you do in the event of a flood?

It's important that flooding is reported to the correct authority, so that the best support can be offered. This can vary depending on the type of flood, so here's who you should contact:

  • In a flooding emergency with risk to life. Call Surrey Fire and Rescue Service on 999 or 112
  • Surface water flooding from roads or drains. Call Surrey County Council on 0300 200 1003
  • River flooding. Call The Environment Agency on 0345 988 1188
  • Foul water flooding with sewage. Call Thames Water on 0800 316 9800 or Southern Water on 0330 3030368
  • Housing issues or concerns. Contact your local borough or district council.

Our Flood and Climate Residence Team are also happy to help and can be contacted on flooding.enquires@surreycc.gov.uk

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