Farringdon and in particular, Lower Farringdon is especially vulnerable to flooding.
Typically, throughout autumn and winter, rainwater raises the water table and after heavy rain water becomes visible in local fields and along the A32, Gosport Road. The neighbouring villages of Chawton and Newton Vallance are also vulnerable.
In recent years, flooding has caused the abandonment of a Housing development at the bottom of Shirnall Meadow and a 4 month closure of the A32.
Hampshire County Council and the Environment Agency have been working together to reinstate and clear ditches and gulleys along the A32, so that excess rainwater can find it’s natural path and run away towards Farnham.
Houses, especially those with cellars, remain vulnerable and all residents are advised to download and read the leaflets below.
Farringdon Parish Councillor David Williams is fully engaged with HCC and the Environment Agency and continues to monitor groundwater levels so that some warning of an imminent flood occurring can be given.