Fit for purpose
We continue to be at the forefront of practical action to improve maintenance practices on the channels we control whilst protecting the environment the best we can. With our short line of command, local knowledge and extensive experience, we are, in summary, very fit for purpose.
Members’ interest, passion and commitment
We are able to draw on the local knowledge and experience of 17 Board Members who give their time freely to serve you; reducing flood risk to housing, business, infrastructure and beautiful wild places. Our Board members’ interest in maintaining an effective drainage system and close proximity to the primary water level control structures is vitally important, if we are to continue to deliver and provide a cost effective service on the ground today and in the future. This will always be so, even with access to telemetry systems that monitor water levels remotely.
As an associate member of the WMA we have access to the group’s administration, technical support staff and workforce, in addition to the Board’s own directly employed staff.
Delivering an effective local service
The Board’s technical support staff operate from East Sussex County Council’s office in Lewes and the Environment Agency’s depot in Pevensey, along with the WMA’s support team in King’s Lynn. The Operations Manager supervises and coordinates the work undertaken within the Drainage District and catchment areas. The service is primarily delivered through the structure shown in the Board’s Organisation Chart, which also reflects how we interface with the WMA administration. Contact details for the local technical support and operations delivery team are shown on our Contact us webpage.