Solihull MBC – Flood (May 2018) Update – July 2019

May 2018 – Flooding Update

The following update has been received from Solihull MBC:-

A few weeks ago we experienced some higher than average amounts of rainfall across the area, although thankfully nowhere near like the volume we had in May 2018.


As you may remember, in January of this year we published our report into last year’s flooding. As part of our action plan we gave a commitment to look at what may be possible to help reduce the risk from future flooding.


We commissioned various pieces of modelling and survey work, which have been completed. These pieces of work are now being used as part of an initial economic and technical assessment that we are undertaking with the Environment Agency. We will look at various options and ideas, including those that were suggested to us when we met residents immediately after the flood event or later at one of our drop-in sessions.


This initial assessment is an important step and will help us determine what options may reduce the risk of flooding across the area. It will also help us understand which options add up in terms of the amount of money that would have to be spent to help defend against future flooding (the cost), versus the amount of money that would be saved from any future damages to properties (the benefit), should flooding occur again.


Please be assured that we are working as quickly as we can through the process, with the aim of giving any future scheme the best possible opportunity to succeed.

Solihull SMBC Flood update – 23 January 2019 – SMBC Flooding Investigation Findings Report Published

Flood update – 23 January 2019


As someone affected by last May’s flash flooding we wanted to share the findings of our statutory investigation into the incident.

Acting as the Lead Local Flood Authority (LLFA) for Solihull, we have completed our investigation into the unprecedented flooding on 27 May 2018 and have now published our findings, as required under the Flood and Water Management Act 2010.

We have investigated each of the affected areas to identify the causes and mechanisms of the flooding. This investigatory work has involved detailed condition surveys of watercourses, culverts and highway drainage systems. We would like to thank all those who have worked with us to share their first-hand experiences of the flooding. This information has been fed back to help build a more informed picture of what happened in May.

We are currently exploring what action it may be possible to take to mitigate against such an event in the future. Some of these options are detailed in our action plan. We will now need to see what funding can be secured, as well as consider the potential benefits of any proposed flood reduction schemes.

You can view the report in full here:

If you need to get in touch then please email

Solihull MBC Latest Flood update – Invite to Drop-in Event on Monday 19 November

Solihull MBC Flood update – 7 November

As someone affected by last May’s flood we want to invite you to a drop-in event on Monday 19 November, between 6pm and 8pm.

Please come to the main hall at Tidbury Green School, Dickens Heath Road, Dickens Heath, Solihull, B90 1QW.

The aim of the drop-in event is to inform you face to face of our interim findings. We are also hoping other agencies involved in May’s flood, such as Severn Trent, will be in attendance.

No need to book a slot, officers will be on hand to speak to you on a 1:1 basis, so please come at a time convenient to you.

The drop-in event will also allow us to check our knowledge and understanding of the flood event before we formally publish our report in the New Year.

If you need to get in touch then please email