The Bedford Group of Drainage Boards

The Bedford Group of Drainage Boards comprises three Internal Drainage Boards which are situated in the upper reaches of the Great Ouse river catchment.

Got a question about our drainage network?

The most frequently asked questions about our drainage network.

Providing you with access to all our documentation

A range of documents including Finance, Board Policy, Legislation, notices and other useful information.

Want to check if a watercourse falls within our Drainage District?

View our Drainage District map to identify

To report an activity which could lead to flooding

In an emergency where floodwater is entering your property call 999

For emergency advice on flooding contact the Environment Agency or Floodline on 0345 988 1188

Please note we don’t deal with blocked toilets, drains, etc.

For non-emergency enquiries please contact
01234 767995 during normal office hours
Mon-Thurs 8.45-4.30, Fri 8.45-4.15

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The Bedford Group of Drainage Boards

The Bedford Group of Drainage Boards is a consortium of statutory bodies providing local storm water management. This is done by undertaking watercourse maintenance and improvement, adoption, and maintenance of Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDs). The group also provides advice and direction to local authorities and developers, as part of the Town and Country planning procedure.

The Consortium comprises: The Bedfordshire and River Ivel Internal Drainage Board; The Buckingham and River Ouzel Internal Drainage Board; The Alconbury and Ellington Internal Drainage Board.

The Bedford Group of Internal Drainage Boards