According to a Council leaflet, circulated to properties in Patcham Village today, the ground water level is still rising, although now at a slower rate than several days ago.
The Council remains concerned that flooding can still occur. The first signs will be water in the basements of buildings along the Old London Road and at the bottom of Church Hill.
Using sandbags to combat rising ground water is not effective, and may actually trap water and make the situation worse. Council engineers have identified a few locations where sandbags can be used to some effect and will deploy them if necessary.
Patcham flood alert