During the summer of 2021, 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): 



On the  12th July 2022, the final report of the independent review which was carried out following last summer’s extreme storms and subsequent flooding was published and can be found on the Thames Water website: https://www.thameswater.co.uk/about-us/investing-in-our-region/london-fl...


I will continue to share any relevant updates in my newsletter, so please feel free to sign up to it if you haven’t already done so. You can sign up here If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to get in touch via email to office@workingforwalthamstow.org.uk or phone on 0208 521 1223.

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:


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