Our group.

The Group was formed in 2013 after a talk given to the Littlehampton Civic Society by Heather Shepherd of the National Flood Forum, who had helped and supported the local people affected by the flooding in 2012. We are all local, unpaid volunteers; most have experience of being flooded. We have become keenly aware that the changes in climate and the amount of building taking place are raising the risk and frequency of localised flood damage.

Our core group

We are a small, local group of chairman, secretaries, treasurer and committee that can keep in touch and meet easily as and when required. Our core group has a constitution, on the National Flood Forum model, and separate bank account. We host public events from time to time to raise flood awareness, and attend local events to distribute and gather information, assist residents and attract volunteers. With help from the National Flood Forum we host Multi Agencies Meetings at which your local concerns are either addressed or responsibility is accepted for reporting at subsequent meetings. We will be working alongside WSCC's (emergency) Resilience Team.

Our affiliations.

  • We are affiliated to the National Flood Forum with who we are in frequent contact.
  • There are a number of Flood Groups along the coastal plain we are in touch with.
  • West Sussex County Council, as the local Lead Flood Authority, includes us in their Resilience Team, as community contacts and support when there is an emergency.

Our volunteer base

These are the good people who have recorded with us as being willing to help in a number of ways on a regular or occasional basis (such as those on the OUR AIMS page). We are happy to talk with anybody who feels there is something they can contribute to our self help network.

Our location

We cover the Littlehampton area from the West Bank, Wick and into Rustington.