Flood Warning Info - Low lying areas close to the River Great Ouse at Renhold, Great Barford, Tempsford and Roxton

Area Description

Meadow Lane at Cardington, Water Lane at Renhold, Old Mills Cottage and New Road at Great Barford, Church Street and Ford Lane at Tempsford and Great North Road between Roxton and Tempsford.
This is a Flood Warning Area. For this area, you may receive Flood Warnings or Severe Flood Warnings.
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There are no Flood Warnings currently in force for this area. See below for historical flood warnings.

Area Covered by this Flood Warning

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Flood Warning History

Number of historic Flood Warnings that have previously been recorded for this area:
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Historical Flood Warning Messages for this Area

  • We have only been collating detailed flood messages since May 2017.
  • Each Flood Warning may have multiple updates. The messages listed below may therefore be greater than the number of alerts detailed in the Flood Warning table above.

Flood Warning issued on 1 Feb 2021 16:18
River Great Ouse
River levels remain high and steady at the Bedford river gauge as a result of persistent rainfall in the catchment over the last few days. Consequently, flooding of property, roads and farmland remains possible today, Monday 1 February. We expect flooding to affect Meadow Lane at Cardington, Water Lane at Renhold, Old Mills Cottage and New Road at Great Barford, Church Street and Ford Lane at Tempsford and Great North Road between Roxton and Tempsford. We expect river levels to remain high throughout today. Further rainfall is forecast tomorrow, which may cause levels to remain high or rise again. Our incident response staff are checking defences. Avoid contact with flood water and move possessions and valuables off of the ground or to safety. Property owners with property level resilience are advised to install it. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, Tuesday 2 February, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 1 Feb 2021 08:20
River Great Ouse
River levels remain high at the Bedford river gauge as a result of persistent rainfall in the catchment over the last few days. Consequently, flooding of property, roads and farmland is possible today, Monday 1 February. We expect flooding to affect Meadow Lane at Cardington, Water Lane at Renhold, Old Mills Cottage and New Road at Great Barford, Church Street and Ford Lane at Tempsford and Great North Road between Roxton and Tempsford. We expect river levels to remain this high throughout today. Further rainfall is forecast for tomorrow. Our incident response staff are checking defences. Avoid contact with flood water and move possessions and valuables off the ground or to safety. Property owners with property level resilience are advised to install it. This message will be updated this afternoon, Monday 1 February, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 31 Jan 2021 19:26
River Great Ouse
River levels are rising at the Bedford river gauge as a result of persistent rainfall in the catchment.  Consequently, flooding of property, roads and farmland is possible overnight.  We expect flooding to affect Meadow Lane at Cardington, Water Lane at Renhold, Old Mills Cottage and New Road at Great Barford, Church Street and Ford Lane at Tempsford and Great North Road between Roxton and Tempsford. We expect river levels to continue to rise slowly and there are currently high levels occurring around Roxton due to the River Ivel meeting rising levels on the Bedford Ouse . Our incident response staff are checking defences.  Avoid contact with flood water and move possession and valuables off the ground or to safety.  Property owners with property level resilience are advised to install it. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, Monday 1 February, or as the situation changes. Find out if your community assistance centre is open at www.bedford.gov.uk


Flood Warning issued on 28 Dec 2020 02:17
River Great Ouse
River levels are falling, but remain high at the Bedford river gauge as a result of the recent heavy rainfall. Further rain is possible today, Monday 28th December 2020, so river levels may remain high. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We expect flooding to affect Meadow Lane at Cardington, Water Lane at Renhold, Old Mills Cottage and New Road at Great Barford, Church Street and Ford Lane at Tempsford, and Great North Road between Roxton and Tempsford. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are liaising with emergency services. Please avoid contact with flood water and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 27 Dec 2020 18:23
River Great Ouse
River levels are falling, but remain high at the Bedford river gauge as a result of the recent heavy rainfall. Consequently, the risk of property flooding is expected to continue. Further rain is forecast for overnight tonight and Monday 28th December 2020, so we expect river levels to remain high. We expect flooding to affect Meadow Lane at Cardington, Water Lane at Renhold, Old Mills Cottage and New Road at Great Barford, Church Street and Ford Lane at Tempsford, and Great North Road between Roxton and Tempsford. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are liaising with emergency services. Please move possessions and valuables off the ground or to safety. Call 999 if in immediate danger. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 27 Dec 2020 10:36
River Great Ouse
River levels are falling, but remain high at the Bedford river gauge as a result of the recent heavy rainfall. Consequently, the risk of property flooding is expected to continue. Further rainfall is forecast for Sunday 27th and Monday 28th December 2020, so the risk of property flooding remains. We expect flooding to affect Meadow Lane at Cardington, Water Lane at Renhold, Old Mills Cottage and New Road at Great Barford, Church Street and Ford Lane at Tempsford, and Great North Road between Roxton and Tempsford. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are liaising with emergency services. Please move possessions and valuables off the ground or to safety. Call 999 if in immediate danger. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 27 Dec 2020 03:12
River Great Ouse
River levels remain high, but are falling at the Bedford river gauge following the heavy rainfall on Wednesday 23rd December. Further rainfall is forecast for Sunday 27th and Monday 28th December 2020. Consequently, the risk of property flooding remains. We expect flooding to affect Meadow Lane at Cardington, Water Lane at Renhold, Old Mills Cottage and New Road at Great Barford, Church Street and Ford Lane at Tempsford, and Great North Road between Roxton and Tempsford. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are liaising with emergency services. Please move possessions and valuables off the ground or to safety. Call 999 if in immediate danger. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 26 Dec 2020 16:57
River Great Ouse
River levels remain high, but are falling at the Bedford river gauge following the heavy rainfall on Wednesday 23rd December. Further rainfall is forecast tonight, Sunday 27th and Monday 28th December 2020. Consequently, the risk of property flooding remains. We expect flooding to affect Meadow Lane at Cardington, Water Lane at Renhold, Old Mills Cottage and New Road at Great Barford, Church Street and Ford Lane at Tempsford, and Great North Road between Roxton and Tempsford. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are liaising with emergency services. Please move possessions and valuables off the ground or to safety. Call 999 if in immediate danger. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 26 Dec 2020 09:06
River Great Ouse
River levels have risen at the Bedford river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall on Wednesday 23rd December. Consequently, flooding (of property) is imminent. We expect flooding to affect Meadow Lane at Cardington, Water Lane at Renhold, Old Mills Cottage and New Road at Great Barford, Church Street and Ford Lane at Tempsford, and Great North Road between Roxton and Tempsford. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are liaising with emergency services. Please move possessions and valuables off the ground or to safety. Call 999 if in immediate danger. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 25 Dec 2020 20:15
River Great Ouse
River levels are rising at the Bedford river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding (of property) is imminent. We expect flooding to affect Meadow Lane at Cardington, Water Lane at Renhold, Old Mills Cottage and New Road at Great Barford, Church Street and Ford Lane at Tempsford, and Great North Road between Roxton and Tempsford. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are liaising with emergency services. Please move possession and valuables off the ground or to safety. Call 999 if in immediate danger. This message will be updated in 12 hours, or as the situation changes.