Flooding update

Published Thursday, 29th July 2021

In recent days the Council has been responding to reports of flooding across the Borough including in the Worcester Park area.

The forecast for tonight (Thursday July 29) and Friday morning is for further heavy rainfall and the Met Office has issued a yellow warning of strong winds affecting London and south east England. 

The Council is taking action to reduce the risk of further flooding. These actions include:

  • Inspecting gullies in high risk areas known to experience flooding, specially those hit during the past week.

  • Scouring and cleaning gullies that have become blocked to ensure surface water can drain away. We welcome the cooperation of residents and ask people to move their parked vehicles if these are covering gullies on highways when our crews arrive.

  • Our contractors will be placed on stand-by ready to respond quickly should flooding occur to reduce the impact where possible and to support residents affected. 

To keep up to date with the latest flood risk and warnings in your area, you can sign up to Met Office and Environment Agency alerts for free, using the following links:

We know the risk of flooding causes stress and anxiety for our residents. If flooding occurs to your road and/or property, you can contact the Council on 020 8770 5000. You can also report blocked gullies on your road by using the link to our website here.

In an emergency where you are at serious risk of flooding and in danger, please contact the emergency services on 999

Other helpful contacts that you may require if your property floods include:

  • Thames Water: 0800 316 9800

  • Sutton and Surrey East Water: 01737 772000

  • Environment Agency: 0800 80 70 60

  • National Grid (report a gas leak): 0800 111 999

  • UK Power Network (report a power cut): 105