30 May 2018

​Support continues to be available for residents and business owners affected by the weekend’s flooding in Northampton.

More than 100 homes were affected by flooding after an unusually intense period of rainfall in the Far Cotton and Briar Hill areas of the town on Sunday evening.

Representatives from Northamptonshire County Council, Northampton Borough Council, Anglian Water and other partners remain in the area today to offer support to households and businesses, while the Delapre Community Rooms in Alton Road are open from 8:30am to 5pm for people seeking further advice and information.

The highways team is continuing to work in and around the areas affected to make repairs to damaged road surfaces, following the flooding.  

Likely causes

The county council as the lead local flood authority has commissioned a local specialist engineering and construction company to investigate the likely cause or causes of the flooding and make any necessary recommendations for the relevant agencies. It is not for the investigation to design solutions.

County council cabinet member for transport, highways, environment and public protection Cllr Ian Morris said: “I offer my heartfelt sympathies to the residents and business owners affected by Sunday’s flooding and would like to reassure the community that we are offering as much support and information as possible.

“We are regularly updating our webpages and have the drop-in centre at the Delapre Community Rooms for people to call in for help and advice.

“Meanwhile we are continuing to look into whether there were any contributing factors to the flooding, but it is important to note that there has been significant flooding across the country and in Northampton, there was half a month’s worth of rainfall in just half an hour on Sunday evening and this volume of rain will always lead to surface water flooding.”

The independent investigation is likely to take several months to complete.

More information

Further information for residents and businesses affected by the flooding can be found on the Flood Toolkit website.