Set up after the severe floods of 2007, the Alliance is a voluntary community group.
Aim to reduce the risk of flooding in the Oxford area.
Suggest ways to reduce flood risk, based on local knowledge. We look for things
that can be achieved in the forseeable future!
Some of our suggestions target those at greatest need, especially those
who have been flooded several times in recent years.
Other projects are of more general help to a larger part of the area.
Many of our suggestions have been implemented, more are
Encourage adequate maintenance.
Work as a 'critical friend', by co-operation, not confrontation.
Value the support we receive from fellow residents and our elected representatives
including our MPs, Andrew Smith, of Oxford East and Nicola Blackwood, of Oxford West
Hope this website gives an idea of what we have done, and want to do next.
Despite the work done since 2007 Oxford remains at high risk. FLOODING IS NOT FREE
- the 2007 floods cost the country 1.5 BILLION POUNDS [Pitt Report, 2008]. On top
of that, there's the severe, distressing and long-lasting impact on people's daily
lives. Money spent on reducing flood risk can pay for itself after just one flood.
Floods will certainly come again - very likely with increasing frequency because
of climate change.
Work has now begun to improve Munday's bridge, Kennington. It has been a very long
wait (see 9 March, below) but well worth waiting for. We have been critical of Thames
Water recently, over sewer flooding in various parts of Oxford, but on Munday's we
owe them a big thank you, as their work will help not only in Kennington but in the
west Oxford flood plain generally. Especial thanks too to the residents who are having
to put up with months of work, including pile-driving at night.