Oxford Flood Alliance was set up after severe flooding in 2007. Run by and for local
people, we work to reduce the risk of flooding in and around Oxford. Using our local
knowledge, we identify problems, and suggest possible solutions. We try to get the
various agencies to work together: for example, our suggestion of, and the establishment
of, an inter-agency working party to come up with remedies for Earl and Duke Streets
and Bullstake Close: which it did.
The Allianceis run by a Steering Group of seven people:
Simon Collings (Osney Island)
Brian Durham (South Oxford, see below)
Nick Hills (Earl Street)
John Mastroddi (Kennington)
Peter Rawcliffe (South Hinksey) (Chairman)
Richard Thurston (Osney Island)
Andy Webber (Earl Street)
We keep in touch with representatives in areas not directly represented on the Steering
Group: Wolvercote (Wolvercote Commoners - Nigel Walmsley), South Oxford (South Oxford
Flood Action Group - Brian Durham (on Steering Group) and David Pepper), Wytham (Stella
O'Gara, Parish Clerk), Binsey (Alison and Steven Cobb) and Old Botley (Angela MacKeith).
Support: we hold an annual public meeting each November. People have expressed strong
support for our efforts at these meetings. We keep people informed via an email list
of well over 100 addresses and this website.
Flooding is an ever-present risk in poorly-defended Oxford: when the sun’s shining
it’s easy to forget about flooding. But see what happened in July 2007 or March 1947.
Or take a look at the flood risk calculator.