This is the time of year when we need to think about the state of Hampshire’s land drainage network. As the season for rainier days approaches and leaves begin to fall, all riparian owners (those who have watercourses on or bordering their land) across Hampshire, should be checking the state of drainage ditches, pipes, culverts that carry watercourses to ensure there is unobstructed conveyance of surface (rain) water to reduce the risk of localised flooding.
Please find below the link to a leaflet/poster detailing what responsibilities riparian owners have and guidance on how to undertake this maintenance to reduce flooding from surface water. Please also review our updated web pages on flood prevention where there is a video about riparian responsibility and clearer advice on riparian responsibilities and ditch maintenance:
To reduce the risk of future flooding we would also appreciate being informed of any planned, ongoing or recent works to install a culvert, pipe or infill/realign a ditch (i.e. an ordinary watercourse) so that we can check that a land drainage consent is in place for those works. Please see ‘Making changes to a watercourse’ for further details.
If you have any further enquiries regarding this or any other areas of flood risk management, please visit our website for further information:
Candovers Parish Council is made up of Brown and Chilton Candover with 171 residents and 81 homes. There is a pub, the Woolpack, the Candover Valley Club, St Peter's Church along with St Nicholas in Chilton Candover, known as the Buried Church.
Edwina Curtis Hayward
3 Farriers close
Telephone - 01256 389457
Mobile - 07561 532566