Decision details

Update on Climate resilience and SWIMs

Decision Maker: Oxfordshire Local Environment Partnership

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The partnership considered a short update on Oxfordshire County Council’s progress toward recording and monitoring the impact of severe weather events on properties and services. The update also outlined opportunities to work with the county’s Community Action Groups to build community resilience to weather events.


Oxfordshire County Council was holding a summit on flood prevention for key stakeholders on 21 March.


The Environment Agency had proposed a major flood alleviation scheme for Oxford.


Members commented and noted that:

·          all of West Oxfordshire’s parishes which had experienced flooding had a parish flood plan;

·          the partnership’s emergency protocol had co-ordinated communications about waste collections to the public to reduce confusion;

·          waste partnership officers were collating information on the impact of flooding on waste collection and disposal;

·          the sand in sandbags could be reused (if uncontaminated) or returned for reuse as aggregate.


The partnership agreed:

1.      to ask the Environment Agency for information on their proposed flood alleviation scheme;

2.      that the outcome of the flood prevention summit should be discussed at a future meeting;

3.      to support building community resilience work through their local contacts; and

4.      to consider a report about participating in the Severe Weather Monitoring System (SWIMS) at a future meeting of the Partnership.

Publication date: 26/03/2014

Date of decision: 17/01/2014

Decided at meeting: 17/01/2014 - Oxfordshire Local Environment Partnership

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