About the Bedford Group of Drainage Boards

Aims & Objectives

  • Reduce the risk to people, property, infrastructure and the natural environment by providing and maintaining technically, environmentally and economically sustainable flood and defences within our watershed catchment areas.


  • Become the local delivery partner of choice for all flood risk management services in our watershed catchment areas, by working closely with other Flood Risk Management Authorities, partners and stakeholders.


  • Enable and facilitate land use for residential, commercial, recreational and environmental purposes in our watershed catchment areas, by guiding and regulating activities that would otherwise increase flood risk.


  • Nurture, enhance and maintain the natural habitats and species which exist in and alongside watercourses and other flood risk management infrastructure in our watershed catchment areas.