About our members

What do we do?

Internal Drainage Boards (IDBs) are the only organisations in existence whose core function and reason for being is to actually reduce flood risk within their areas of special drainage need and help facilitate sustainable economic development across their entire hydraulic sub-catchment areas. IDBs do this by managing water levels, surface water run-off and regulating development every day, and, by undertaking and facilitating work programmes.

What are our priorities and aspirations?

We aspire to be the water level management experts in our Drainage Districts: we aim to be the local delivery partner of choice for all flood and coastal erosion risk management services in our coastal zones and hydraulic sub catchments, by working closely with other Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Authorities, partners and stakeholders. For more information, please check-out our Vision, Mission and Values webpage.

How are we accountable?

We are democratically accountable to those that pay for the service in our respective Drainage Districts. All money that we raise from each Drainage District is spent actually doing work that benefits the Drainage District. Elections for membership of Internal Drainage Boards are held every 3 years, so if you’re not happy with our performance you have the opportunity to do something about it; either by exercising your vote as a ratepayer or standing for election yourself.

How do I get more information?

For more information please check out the web pages of any Member Board in the Alliance and watch our short video (approximately 8 minutes). You can also contact the central office or any of our Board members for further information (contact details for our Board Members can be obtained from the ‘Board Members’ webpages).

 

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Contact details

During office hours
(between 8.30 am and 5.30 pm)
Tel: +44(0)1553 819600
Fax: +44(0)1553 819639
Email: info@wlma.org.uk

Central Office: Kettlewell House, Austin Fields
Industrial Estate, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 1PH

Out of hours

Please contact the Duty Officer on +44(0)7881 581521 or send an email to dutyofficer@wlma.org.uk. Otherwise if you know who you need to contact in an emergency, please refer to the Member Board’s ‘Contact us’ webpage on this site for their out of hours contact details.

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