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LBM Flooding Survey

16 September 2022

The London Borough of Merton is currently conducting an online Flooding Survey. It asks residents and businesses if they have been affected by flooding recently or in the past. This data will then form part of the data analysis for a “Section 19 Flood Investigation”. 

The survey consists of an online series of questions, mostly with multiple choice responses. 

It is focussed on individual residents’ and businesses’ experience of flooding events that have occurred at their homes and/or premises and then asks about the extent of the flood and any resulting damage. 

Our Association is aware that there have been several local flooding events over the last few years, particularly in the West Barnes and Raynes Park wards. 

One of the key questions the survey asks is for the exact date of a specific event. 



The following dates may trigger your memory. 

  • Monday, 12 July 2021
  • Monday, 24 August 2020
  • Thursday, 23 June 2016 (Brexit Referendum Day)

The final question seeks any further descriptive information in the form of text up to 2,000 characters. We suggest that respondents may wish to consider and draft their response to this final question first, and then copy and paste it into the final response box. 

At the end of the survey questionnaire, you are also invited to email photos and videos to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..Presumably, you could also use this address to send in any other points you might wish to submit about flooding in your vicinity, without necessarily completing the whole questionnaire.

We urge local residents and business owners in affected areas to respond to this survey, which is at: 


The whole survey takes about 10 minutes to complete. The closing date is 14 October 2022. 

The RPWBRA is preparing its own response to this survey and would be pleased to receive members’ comments, photos and/or other information about flooding in our area. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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