Last weekend Walthamstow saw flooding again hit local homes and roads. Our response to the flooding must be rooted both in tackling climate change and involving the public directly in the choices we make about how to tackle it or else this natural disaster will be a new inequality in our society. I spoke to Politics Home last week about our experiences here in Walthamstow, the IPCC report and what needs to happen next you can read the article by clicking here.
I thought it would also be useful to share with you my recent correspondence with Thames Water, Waltham Forest Council and George Eustice (Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs).
The correspondence is below (please click on the letter you would like to read):
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If you have been affected by the flooding, the local mutual aid network are currently asking people to fill in this form so that they can assess the needs of the community. The form is here: https://forms.gle/d69CxpMF1fvpnTQD8
If you are aware of any flooding issues, it’s really important to report them via the established reporting channels to ensure they get logged and actioned:
Waltham Forest council online information and flooding reporting form:
Thames Water flooding information page and reporting form: https://www.thameswater.co.uk/help/emergencies/flooding
Information from the government about what to do in a flood:
Sign up to flood warnings: https://www.gov.uk/sign-up-for-flood-warnings
Numbers to call:
Floodline (24 Hour Number): 0345 988 1188
Thames Water (24 hour service) 0800 316 98000
Waltham Forest Council’s Contact Centre (including out of hours) 020 8496 3000