Recent Flooding in Stebbing

Many of you will have experienced the recent heavy rain and unfortunately a number of you were flooded, or reported roads that have flooded due to, what appears to be, inadequate drains. Some of you reported this to the Parish Council and these have subsequently been passed to Essex Highways through our County Councillor. The Parish Council will continue to press for action, continual cleaning out and full review of gullies and drains. As activity takes place the parish council will continue to advise residents impacted.

One of the key messages the Parish Council has heard is “If you don’t report it, it didn’t happen”. Therefore in future please report such problems to https://www.essexhighways.org/tell-us/flooding-drainage-and-manhole-covers and copy in the Parish Clerk on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

In addition below is an extract from Essex County Council regarding help available when flooded:

Would you be able to answer a few questions below in order to fully understand the issue;

  • Dates flooded
  • Approximate time flooded
  • Depth of water
  • Were neighbours affected? If so how many and addresses please.
  • Have you been flooded before?
  • Damage caused
  • Where did the water come from?
  • Have you had any involvement with any other authorities.

There is a £8,000 flood grant that Essex County Council offer to residents which have been internally flooded. There is a currently a waiting list, however, it is  recommended you get your name on the list, you can apply using the link below, on this web page there is also  short video which explain the grant process.

Apply for a PFR Grant (essex.gov.uk)

The following links might also be useful;

Flood Re - A flood re-insurance scheme

National Flood Forum – A charity to help, support and represent people at risk of flooding.