Bexley is at risk from the following:
- tidal flooding from the River Thames in the north of the borough
- fluvial flooding from our other main rivers, the Cray and the Shuttle
- surface water or pluvial flooding when the drainage systems cannot cope with the quantity of rain which can occur anywhere
- groundwater flooding which can happen when the level of water within the rock or soil that makes up the land surface (known as the water table) rises
You can check whether your home or organisation is in a flood risk area by contacting the Environment Agency ‘Floodline’ on 0845 988 1188 or visiting GOV.UK - Find out if you're at risk of flooding.
If your property is in a flood risk area we recommend that you sign up for their free flood warning service ‘Floodline’.
If you are a resident we urge you follow our Advice for residents, and make a home emergency plan.
If you are a business or other organisation we recommend you look at the Environment Agency’s flood preparation advice (PDF, 1MB).
To find more information on flooding, what to do if you are at risk and at the time of a flood visit GOV.UK - Flooding and coastal change.
- Local Flood Risk Management Strategy (PDF, 2MB)
- Local Flood Risk Management Strategy Executive Summary (PDF, 2MB)
- Local Strategy Appendix B Action Plan post consultation (PDF, 111KB)
- Local Strategy Appendix C Summary of Consultations (PDF, 105KB)
- Local Strategy Appendix D SEA Screening Report (PDF, 7MB)
- Local Strategy Appendix E Flood Maps is available on request. Please email email@example.com
- Local Strategy Appendix F Equalities Impact Assessment (PDF, 332KB)