Multi Agency Meetings


These are hosted by Flood Groups in many parts of the country to bring flood concerns to the attention of the Authorities for resolution or information. These "concerns" may include anything from a single blocked drain affecting one property, to maintenance policies, to how proposed developments may affect existing communities. Much useful information is gathered and many contacts established.

We circulate an agenda of detailed concerns among the various Council departments, Southern Water, the Environment Agency, etc., and a local meeting is arranged for a few weeks ahead, at which each body must be represented or it is rearranged. The Meeting is chaired by the Flood Group and each concern is addressed by the responsible body (or bodies). Many concerns will require more time or extra information to be satisfactorily answered and so are carried forward to the next Meeting(s). West Sussex County Council have said how much they value our input and are encouraging us to continue with this particular aspect of the group's activities.,/p>

To date we can report that:

  • (a) an outfall onto Rustington beach is to be unblocked or replaced
  • (b) several recurrent drain overflows throughout this area are being investigated or have been rectified
  • (c) the drains south of The Street in Rustington are to be more accurately mapped to help with relieving flash flooding,
  • (d) we are to be advised of the results of ongoing surveys and assessments of the whole Littlehampton drainage system
  • (e) work on some regular road flooding points has either commenced or responsibility has been assigned.

If you have any concerns or observations we can bring to our next Meeting we would be pleased to hear from you.



Click here for images of the last flooding to affect the area.

A historical record of problems related to flooding might help planning committee meetings and prevent flooding in the future