Belper and Milford Flood Plan and Flood Wardens
The Town Council is working with the Environment Agency to draft a Belper and Milford Flood Plan. The Council needs volunteers to assist with this and to train as volunteer Flood Wardens. If you are interested please contact the Town Clerk on 01773 822116 or by the 'contact us' email button alternatively please download the registration forms below complete and submit to the Town Clerk for processing.
Flooding in Belper and Milford
Belper and Milford are at risk of Flooding from both the River Derwent and the Coppice Brook and from surface water flooding.
You can see how the Environment Agency models the flood risk on the following flood risk maps.
Who does what?
The following table gives you guidance on who to contact
IF LIFE IS AT RISK DIAL 999
Service / Name
Out Of Hours)
(24/7 information & automated helpline)
0345 988 1188
0345 988 1188
Local Environment Agency Office
River Derwent Flooding/issues
0203 025 3167
(Ask for Flood Resilience Team)
0800 80 70 60
Ask for Derbyshire Flood Warning Duty Officer
Flood Resilience Team, Scarrington Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 5FU
Derbyshire County Council
(Coppice Brook flooding/issues, surface water and reservoir flooding, emergencies, & highway drain management)
Emergency planning team: 01629 538364
Highways & flood risk management team: 01629 538563
Out-of-Hours 'Highways Hub' TEL – Police - 101
Emergency planning team may be in their office out of hours during an incident: 01629 538364
'Call Derbyshire' service
Derbyshire County Council,
Amber Valley Borough Council
(sandbags, flood recovery, & highway drain cleaning contractors)
Emergencies only – 01773 8411414
Amber Valley Borough Council, Town Hall, Ripley, DE5 3BT.
Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service
(01733 305305 number automatically diverts to 999)
HQ: Butterley Hall, Ripley, Derby, DE5 3RS
Severn Trent Water
Supply issues -
0800 783 4444 (24hrs)
Severn Trent Water Ltd., Raynesway, Derby, DE21 7JA
Western Power (power cut info & report issues)
National Flood Forum
No out-of-hours service
Independent advice on all matters related to flooding
Useful Local Information
BBC Radio Derby – FM 104.5 / 95.3 MHz. 01332 361 111.
County Council Rest Centre if opened will be located in a public building nearby such as a local school, community centre or leisure centre, dependent on the incident. This will be well advertised at the time via all media, social media, and flood warnings
Peak FM - FM 102.0 / 107.4 MHz. 0
Read more about flooding, check the forecast or sign up for free flood warnings.
- Weather warnings / rainfall intensity forecast from the MET office: https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/ or call 0370 900 0100.
- Sign up for free Flood Warnings for the River Derwent
https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/ or 0345 988 1188
- 'Sandbags and how to use them' – from the Environment Agency
- 'Ready for Flooding' - information and advice for before, during and after a flood, including links to National Flood Forum support
- 'Before, during and After a Flood' – from the Environment Agency.