Regional Flood and Coastal Risk Manager - Peter Quarmby
We are in the West Thames Area, which stretches from Cirencester to the edge of London,
and from Banbury in the north to Guildford in the south. Area headquarters is in
Wallingford. There are offices and a depot on Osney Island in Oxford.
Area Manager - Julia Simpson
We meet the West Thames Area Flood Risk Management team
Area Flood Risk Manager - Ian Tomes
Operations Manager for Oxfordshire - Barry Russell
Policy and Strategic Overview Team Leader, Oxon. - Chris Savage
Operations Team Leader, Oxford area - Peter Collins
Communications - Keith Hutchence
Their email addresses are in the form firstname.lastname@example.org.
The local Operations Delivery teams that carry out river maintenance, and are on
the front line when there is a risk of flooding, are based at the Osney depot.
The County Council is the Lead Local Flood Authority (LLFA).
Deputy Leader of the County Council and Cabinet member with responsibility for flooding
- Rodney Rose
County Drainage Engineer - Gordon Hunt
Oxfordshire Strategic Flooding Group Coordinator* -Chris Brown (* a partnership
role making sure the relevant Risk Management Authorities (City, Districts, EA and
TW) are working together and keeping each other informed.)
Oxford City Council
Executive Director, in charge of the wider flooding picture - Tim Sadler
Head of Environmental Development; Chair, OAFP - John Copley
Engineers - Steve Smith and Paul Kirkley
Vale of White Horse District Council
Chief Engineer - Peter Dela; involved in the communities in the west Oxford flood
plain which are in the Vale.
Area Network Manager - Mark Wickstead
Engineer - Mark Taylor; involved with many of the current projects
Graham Longrepresents NR on the OAFP
Oxford Area Flood Partnership (OAFP)
The City Council hosts this multi-agency working group focusing on flooding in the
Oxford area. The group brings together the main agencies that have flooding responsibilities.
They include the Environment Agency, Thames Water, Network Rail, the County Council,
the City Council and Vale of White Horse District Council. While not a member of
the partnership we can (and do) attend meetings and may be asked for our views. We
attend the OAFP annual Public Meeting, where we may make a short presentation. We
are often in touch with individual members of the partnership.