Flooding advice

There are various agencies involved with flooding and surface water drainage that can help advise on what steps to take in the event of an emergency.

Surface water flooding is caused when the volume of rainwater does not drain away through the existing drainage systems or soak into the ground, but flows over the ground instead. Any incidents of surface water flooding should be reported to the Water Management Team at Norfolk County Council by calling 0344 800 8020.

If the water is coming from the highway Norfolk County Council Highways may be able to assist. The Norfolk County Council website provides further information on flood and water management.

Residents experiencing surface water flooding into a property are advised to try and divert the water away from the property using the following items:

  • Plastic sheeting
  • Compost bags
  • Wooden boards

As a last resort carrier bags filled with gravel or soil can help with diverting water.

A practical advice leaflet about what to do to protect you and your property before, during and after flooding is available on the Government website.

If you think your property could be subject to flooding we would encourage you to take steps to avoid this, please see the flood forum and Environment Agency for advice on flood protection products for your property.

Unforeseen circumstances do occur and if your home is under immediate threat of flooding you can collect filled sandbags from sites around the South Norfolk area with limited stocks. 

Parish

Location

Address

Barford and Wramplingham

Haulage yard

46 Chapel Street
Barford
NR9 4AB

Bramerton

Car park at Water’s Edge Bar and Restaurant (formally Woods End)

Woods End
Bramerton
NR14 7ED

 

Car park at White Horse Public House

5 Norwich Road
Chedgrave
NR16 6ND

Costessey

The Cemetary

Longwater Lane
Costessey
NR8 5AH

Diss

At the side of the Swim & Fitness Centre

Victoria Road
Diss
IP22 4JG

Ditchingham

Right side of Village Hall

Loddon Road
Ditchingham
NR35 2RA

Geldeston

The Stone Pit (just beyond turning to Locks Inn, on left side)

Station Road
Geldeston
NR34 0HS

Harleston

Close to garage area at fire station

Swan Lane
Harleston
IP20 9AW

Ketteringham

South Norfolk Council Depot

Station Lane
Ketteringham
NR9 3AZ

Loddon

Loddon Garden and Seed Centre

Bridge Street
Loddon
NR14 6NA

Long Stratton

Behind Long Stratton Leisure Centre

Swan Lane
Long Stratton
NR15 2UY

Poringland

The Royal Oak Public House

44 The Street
Poringland
NR14 7JT

Shelfanger

Junction of Wash Lane and Rectory Road

Wash Lane/Rectory Road
Shelfanger
IP22 2DQ

Shelfanger

The Village Hall

Common Road
Shelfanger
IP22 2DP

Wacton

Behind Village Hall

Wacton Village Hall
Hall Lane
Wacton
NR15 2UH

Wymondham

At the back of Wymondham Leisure Centre car park

Wymondham Leisure Centre
Norwich Road
Wymondham
NR18 0NT