Flooding in Croydon

MQT on 2014-02-26
Session date: 
February 26, 2014
Question By: 
Steve O'Connell
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What contribution has been made by the GLA Group in helping to deal with the recent flooding in Croydon?

Supplementary Questions: 


Answer for Flooding in Croydon

Answer for Flooding in Croydon

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The GLA, specifically the London Resilience Team, have supported the response in Croydon and London through its coordination arrangements; and all the functional bodies have been working to help protect Londoners during the recent flooding. 

Since the Caterham Bourne burst its banks on 7 February the LFB have been working to protect the Kenley Water Treatment Works from flooding. This facility provides drinking water to 47,000 homes every day.  LFB have been pumping water away from that site, along with Croydon Council and local water companies and water supplies for many thousands have been protected.

TfL has been providing buses to help evacuate people from their properties where required.

LFB Emergency Planning Team have been providing support to the Local Authority Gold and all agencies have been working together and to good effect.   

Since 6 February, 75 police officers a day, along with Air Support and the Marine Unit, were on hand to assist our partners to manage the flooding in Croydon.

My Chief of Staff has been in regular contact with Local Government Minister Brandon Lewis to ensure London's affected areas are treated fairly in all Government responses.