Flood wardens

The flood warden scheme is run by volunteers who operate in areas of the district that are liable to flooding.

Flood wardens help by advising the Environment Agency, emergency services and local councils on conditions on the ground, prioritising any help that’s needed.

The role of a flood warden includes:

  • helping to prepare those within the local community at risk from flooding
  • monitoring water levels and reporting any unusual levels to the Environment Agency
  • alerting local residents of any flood warnings in place
  • providing on the ground updates to councils and the Environment Agency during a flood
  • setting up road closure signs (where communities are signed up to the County Council’s community flood signage scheme)

If you’re interested in becoming a flood warden, contact us by calling 01636 650000 or emailing emergencyplanning@newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk