Great Bedwyn has a historical problem with flooding in different areas of the village, caused by surface water run off. Great Bedwyn suffered its most recent flooding event on 7 January 2014, with many homes and the doctors surgery particularly affected. On the weekend of 7/8th July 2012 a dozen homes and gardens in many areas of Great Bedwyn were flooded. As a result residents reformed the Flood Group in 2012 and now meet regularly.
Danny Everett, Principal Drainage Engineer for Wiltshire Council responded with an initial report in 2013 making recommendations for future improvements including a twin proposal for a ditch behind the allotments and a bund at the end of Church Street. This report has been superseded by a longer more detailed Atkins report.
The Flood Group has produced a comprehensive list of actions: Action Plan and The Flood Plan.
Many other documents relating to flooding it the village are held in an online archive.
The Flood Group are very pleased to have received the news in January 2015 that Great Bedwyn will be allocated funding to carry out significant engineering works to minimise the risk of future flooding.
To report a problem, become involved or enquire about the purchase of aqua sacs please contact the clerk.