Local Flood Risk Management Strategy

Closed 10 Jun 2014

Opened 17 Mar 2014

Feedback Updated 19 Nov 2014

We Asked

During the public consultation on the Strategy, which ran from March to June 2014, we received many comments from our partner authorities and the citizens of Bristol. We have indicated clearly throughout the full document (listed under 'Results' on this page) where amendments have been made to the report following consultation.

You Said

In general, comments received were concerned with aspects such as planning and development management, encouraging green infrastructure to help absorb surface water runoff, community engagement and making information available and leaves and debris causing blockages to road gullies and watercourses.

We Did

Where these aspects were not adequately included in the draft Strategy, we have amended the text to strengthen the Strategy Objectives and included additional Actions to reflect these comments. Overall, we were encouraged by the interaction and response to the Strategy and thank all those who submitted a response to the consultation questionnaire.

Results Updated 23 Oct 2014

The Local Flood Risk Management Strategy Consultation ran from 17 March 2014 to 10 Jun 2014.  50 people responded to the consultation.  All consultation responses were considered.  A final version of the strategy has been written which you can see at the link below.   



Bristol is one of the top 10 cities in the country at risk from flooding. From the tidal River Avon to flooding from heavy rainfall, it is a threat to many people and places in and around the city. As we have seen from recent events around the country, flooding can have a significant impact on city life, therefore it is important that we work together to manage these risks appropriately.

As the designated Lead Local Flood Authority for Bristol, an important duty for Bristol City Council is to produce and maintain a Local Flood Risk Management Strategy. The Strategy sets out our vision and action plan for managing flood risks in our city, and how we will seek to work with the community and our partner authorities such as the Environment Agency and Wessex Water.

You can see the full draft strategy in the links below or a 12 page summary.  Maps from the full strategy are attached to this page as seperate documents to enable high resolution viewing.


Why We Are Consulting

We are keen to hear the views of the residents and businesses in Bristol about our draft Local Flood Risk Management Strategy.

There is a legal requirement for us to consult with the public on our proposed approach to flood risk management. However, more than this, we want to make sure our Strategy meets the needs of the people and places in Bristol to ensure we can work together and reduce the risks we face.

The responses provided by the consultation will be used to shape the final version of the Strategy.

As well as the opportunity to respond to the consultation online, there will be the following Neighbourhood Forum meetings where you can find out more about the strategy and comment.  You can find out more about Neighbourhood Forums at www.bristol.gov.uk/neighbourhoodpartnerships

  • 8th May –Easton and Lawrence Hill – 6:30-8:30pm St Mary Redcliffe School, Somerset Square
  • 12th May –Greater Brislington - 7pm St Brendan's College, Broomhill Road.
  • 13th May –Cabot forum – 7-8.30pm Spike Island (exhibition space) 133 Cumberland Road
  • 29th May - Henbury and Southmead  - 6-8pm, The Scout Hut, Tranmere Avenue
  • 2nd June - Avonmouth and Kingsweston -  6:30-8:30pm  Avonmouth Community Centre. 257 Avonmouth Road,
  • 5th June – Hartcliffe - 7- 8.30pm Willmott park Bowling Club, Fulford Road
  • 9th June - Greater Bedminster Community Partnership 7- 9pm ACTA Centre, Gladstone Street 



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  • Bedminster
  • Bishopsworth
  • Brislington East
  • Brislington West
  • Clifton
  • Cotham
  • Easton
  • Eastville
  • Filwood
  • Frome Vale
  • Hillfields
  • Horfield
  • Knowle
  • Lawrence Hill
  • Lockleaze
  • Redland
  • Southmead
  • Southville
  • St George West
  • Stockwood
  • Stoke Bishop
  • Windmill Hill


  • All residents
  • Business
  • Community & Voluntary organisations


  • Communication
  • Customer Service
  • Democracy and participation
  • Spending
  • Environment
  • Planning
  • Regeneration
  • Parks and green spaces
  • Environmental health
  • Fire and emergency planning