Flooding in Byfleet and Old Woking


My thoughts are with everyone who has been a victim of the severe weather and flooding over Christmas holidays. Unfortunately many homes in Byfleet and Old Woking are still without electricity. The forecast is for more heavy rain tonight and over the weekend, and flood warnings remain in place for the River Wey and Hoe Stream.


Surrey County Council and Surrey Police were out over Christmas Eve and Christmas Day clearing fallen and uprooted trees from the roads, while Woking Borough Council’s emergency planning team has been working with Serco to provide sandbags to those in urgent need. If your property is at immediate risk of flooding you should move valuables upstairs or to the highest point in the house, and be aware of the need to switch off your electricity if there is the danger of water rising to the electrical sockets. You can call the council’s out of hours team on 01483 730872 if you need to request sandbags.


We have been informed that while many homes are flooded and some people have had to move out, it has not been necessary to open an evacuation centre. However, the council will continue to monitor the situation and respond where necessary. If you are having difficulty getting the help you need from the council or its contractors, you can find the contact details for your local councillors here.