Flood Warning Info - River Great Ouse and Padbury Brook at Thornton, Beachampton and Passenham

Area Description

Padbury Mill, Thornborough Mill, Thornton College, Beachampton Hall, Mill Farm at Beachampton and The Mill at Passenham.
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 25 Dec 2020 00:43
River Great Ouse
River levels remain high but are beginning to fall at the Thornborough Sluice river gauge. Consequently, the risk of flooding is reducing. We expect flooding to affect Padbury Mill, Thornborough Mill, Thornton College at Thornton, Beachampton and The Milll at Passenham. No further significant rainfall is forecast. We expect river levels to continue falling. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are liaising with emergency services. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers. The A422 is at risk of being flooded. The roads between Leckhampstead and Wicken, Leckhampstead and Thornborough, and the road between the A422 and Thornton are also at risk of being flooded. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 24 Dec 2020 16:56
River Great Ouse
River levels are continuing to rise at the Thornborough Sluice river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall yesterday and overnight. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We expect flooding to affect Padbury Mill, Thornborough Mill, Thornton College at Thornton, Beachampton and The Mill at Passenham. Further light rainfall is possible over the next 24 hours. 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. The A422 is at risk of being flooded. The roads between Leckhampstead and Wicken, Leckhampstead and Thornborough, and the road between the A422 and Thornton are also at risk of being flooded. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, Friday 25th December, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 24 Dec 2020 10:26
River Great Ouse
River levels are continuing to rise at the Thornborough Sluice river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall yesterday and overnight. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We expect flooding to affect Padbury Mill, Thornborough Mill, Thornton College at Thornton, Beachampton and The Mill at Passenham. Further light rainfall is possible over the next 24 hours. 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. The A422 is at risk of being flooded. The roads between Leckhampstead and Wicken, Leckhampstead and Thornborough, and the road between the A422 and Thornton are also at risk of being flooded. This message will be updated by 5.30pm, Thursday 24th December, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 24 Dec 2020 03:42
River Great Ouse
River levels are rising at the Thornborough Sluice river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We expect flooding to affect Padbury Mill, Thornborough Mill, Thornton College at Thornton, Beachampton and The Mill at Passenham. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 2 hours. 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. The A422 is at risk of being flooded. The roads between Leckhampstead and Wicken, Leckhampstead and Thornborough, and the road between the A422 and Thornton are also at risk of being flooded. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 23 Dec 2020 18:35
River Great Ouse
River levels are rising at the Buckingham river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of property is expected from 20:30 today, 23/12/2020. We expect flooding to affect The High Road in Felmersham, High Street in Sharnbrook, Rushden Road in Bletsoe, Close Road and Bedford Road in Pavenham and Bedford Road in Milton Ernest. The A422 is at risk of being flooded. The roads between Leckhampstead and Wicken, Leckhampstead and Thornborough, and the road between the A422 and Thornton are also at risk of being flooded. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 8 hours. We expect river levels to continue rising throughout Wednesday evening. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid contact with flood water and move possession and valuables off the ground or to safety. Please ring 999 if in immediate danger. This message will be updated by tomorrow morning, 24/12/2020, or as the situation changes.