RESIDENTS’ views are being sought by Hillingdon Council on its draft Local Flood Risk Management Strategy.

It sets out the approach to managing a growing threat, explaining how the council will work with communities, businesses and others to ensure everyone is best prepared to tackle flood risk. 

The strategy details the risks of surface water run-off, groundwater and ordinary watercourses and how the council plans to reduce them. 

It also sets out:

  • current and future flood mitigation/alleviation projects
  • how these projects can create opportunities
  • how communities can reduce risk and report flooding.

The borough has a comparatively rich diversity of habitats and environments, benefiting from having many rivers, streams and brooks, along with extensive open space, making it one of the greenest London boroughs. 

However, this extensive network of watercourses is also a source of flood risk. 

Cllr Eddie Lavery, Cabinet Member for Residents’ Services, said: “Local knowledge will be vital in ensuring our approach is effective, so please share your views on the draft strategy so we can ensure it will help put residents first.”

You can take part in the consultation before the deadline on Sunday, March 3, at