Membury Parish Council

Flooding and Road conditions

Parish councillors probably get more questions about road maintenance and flooding issues than anything else. Below is a checklist showing the quickest way to deal with the most common problems. 

Potholes, blocked drains and flooding, overgrown vegetation and similar matters are the responsibility of Devon County Council. They can all be reported quickly online at the council's very helpful 'report a problem' page: This includes an online map where the problem can be directly marked for the council's attention. Or the main telephone contact numbers for highways matters are: 0345 155 1004 or 0845 155 1004.

The parish council tracks ongoing problems at our regular meetings as well.

Membury Parish Council Road Signage

Campaign to install improved and additional signage to deter HGV and Articulated lorries from entering unsuitable lanes south of Membury. To view document click HERE


For emergencies outside of these hours call 01392 383329.


To report flooding from sewers and water pipes contact South West Water on 0344 346 2020 (24 hour service). There is a useful chart showing the division of responsibilities between South West Water and the county council here.

Local Floodwarden

Richard Challis is our volunteer flood emergency co-ordinator. His work involves updating and maintaining the ringaround list, and checking the siren system. If residents require any empty, free of charge, sandbags for domestic use please conact Richard at Battens, Membury EX13 7AF. His contact telephone number and email address are: Tel.No. 01404 881774 email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Snow and ice

Devon County Council fill the strategically located salt bins prior to the winter season. The Parish Council has a stock of Rock Salt in 25kg bags for use on particular steep roads (ie not domestic roads and drives) in the parish which are not served by a salt bin. Please contact your parish councillor if you need to access this supply during sub zero temperatures.

The Highway Safety Policy

To view a copy of Devon County Council's Highway Safety Policy please click HERE.

General Road Queries

For general queries (non emergency) you can also contact our neighbourhood highways officer David Ashford @This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Fuel/Oil Spills

To report an environmental incident such as pollution to water or land, flooding from any river, stream, canal, natural spring or the sea etc. please contact the Environment Agency on their Incident Hotline Telephone: 0800 807060 24-hour service. 








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