This report provides the findings from several meetings over the course of 2020/21 by the Council Working Group to look at the impacts of flooding and surface water management throughout the Borough and how this could be improved. The working group took evidence from several risk management authorities (RMA’s) and other external organisations involved with flood risk management within Fylde Council’s administrative boundary. The review also heard from concerned residents, community groups and undertook a borough wide survey of concerns and perceptions on flooding.

The working group identified a number of issues of concern. From this the report proposes a number of recommendations directed to the Borough Council, other RMA’s and partnership groups for change. Fundamental to this is the Borough Council taking on a greater role to act as community leader on flooding and surface water management.