Update on recent flooding

The borough experienced excessive amounts of rainfall late last month which led to the flooding of a number of homes and businesses.

We are commissioning an independent review into the events leading up to the flooding, assessing how and why it took place and what measures should be put in place to mitigate against any future recurrences.

This will also review the findings following the 2016 flooding and the subsequent actions undertaken. If you wish to provide information that should be considered by the review then please send to: flood@stockport.gov.uk

We have undertaken an initial review of council infrastructure such as bridges and retaining walls following the floods and have not identified any immediate concerns. A more detailed inspection programme is now ongoing.

We have reviewed the impact of the floods on local culverts and have started the process of clearing their trash screens on a priority basis. We are aware some footpaths have been damaged and have made safe or cordoned off and are developing a prioritised repair programme.

We have identified those gullies affected by the flooding and will have inspected them all by the end of August. We have also swept most of those streets affected by the flooding and are inspecting neighbourhoods to check where further work is needed.

If you live in Stockport and your property was flooded between 28 July and 9 August 2019, you could be eligible for a grant of £200 and a 100% Council Tax freeze for up to 4 months. For more information go to: www.stockport.gov.uk/flood-grant

We have now installed the new water pumps for the A555. These were identified as required following the flooding earlier this year, and were scheduled to be installed the week of the floods. They are now in place and work is being undertaken to remove silt from the tank system.

We will update the website with further details in the early autumn once the independent review team is appointed.

If residents wish to discuss what happened further we have arranged the following drop in sessions where residents can discuss the recent incident with officers. :

Tuesday the 20th August 2019
Underhill Community Centre, Chichester Road, Romiley, SK6 4BL from 4.00p.m to 7.30pm

Wednesday the 21st August 2019
Gatley Hill House, Church Road, Gatley SK8 4EY from 4.00pm to 7.30pm

Thursday the 22nd August
Bramhall Scout Hut, Fir Road, Bramhall, SK7 2NP from 6.00pm- 8.00pm

Tuesday 27th August
St. Ambrose Church, Clover Avenue, Adswood from 6pm to 7.30pm

Wednesday the 28th August
Stockport Town Hall, Room 206, from 4.00p.m to 7.30pm

Thursday the 29th August
Hazel Grove Civic Hall, London Road, Hazel Grove, SK7 4RF from 4.00p.m to 7.30pm

We hoping that the Environment Agency will also be present for some or all of the sessions.