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Friends of the Corve and Teme 

Ludlow's flood action and river environment group


FCT: Friends of the Corve and Teme

Friends of the Corve and Teme (FCT) was founded in June 2016 to

  • Work in partnership with local agencies and landowners to investigate ideas and implement actions which could prevent or reduce flooding of land and properties in and around Ludlow
  • Work with other groups, agencies and landowners to preserve, maintain and improve local waterways, riverbanks and habitats.

This Community Flood Action and River Environment Group, set up as an Unincorporated Association, will

  • monitor local rivers and develop and implement a Flood Action Plan (Preparation, Prevention, Action and Recovery)
  • collect data about the catchment to enable more effective action by individuals, local authorities, responsible agencies, landowners and companies
  • create partnerships with national, local, civil and environmental bodies
  • use local knowledge to implement actions to reduce the risk of flooding in and around Ludlow. This includes attempting to ensure that new development applications meet or improve upon SUDS (Sustainable Urban Drainage System  specifications
  • educate the local community about flood and pollution risk in Ludlow and its environs and publicise ways to improve resilience
  • work closely with all interested parties to preserve the waterways and natural habitat.

Committee Members

  • Cllr Andy Boddington, Shropshire Council
  • Jayne Disley, Culmington Flood Action Group
  • Richard Eastwood FICE, retired consulting drainage engineer
  • Steve Heavens, resident of Linney, Ludlow
  • Diane Lyle, member of Ludlow 21
  • Katarina Nilsson, resident of Lower Corve Street, Ludlow
  • Tomasin Sayers, National Flood Forum
  • Alan Stewart, Temeside and Ludlow 21
  • Paul Weeden, Founder Member of Much Wenlock Flood Action Group
  • Rosemary Wood, resident of Lower Corve Street, Ludlow

Our Partners

FCT will work closely with representatives from local and national agencies, including:  

  • Culmington Flood Action Group
  • Diddlebury Parish Flood Action Group
  • Environment Agency
  • Friends of Dinham Millennium Green
  • Friends of Whitcliffe Common
  • Ludlow Civic Society
  • Ludlow Hydro Cooperative
  • Ludlow 21
  • Ludlow Town Council
  • National Flood Forum
  • Severn Rivers Trust
  • Severn Trent Water
  • Shropshire Council
  • Shropshire Wildlife Trust
  • Teme Weirs Trust


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