Following the recent heavy rain and resulting saturated ground there has been severe flooding in parts of the site and many plots are under water. We have been in touch with the Royal Parks and they advised the main cause is that the River Colne flows out of the Chilterns past Heathrow and feeds the Longford. There has been an enormous amount of rain, but they have now closed 2 of the 3 sluices that feed the water into the Longford which should help.  They reassured us that the water is not contaminated with sewage being pure river water. The only contamination is from run off from the swimming pool car park and any loose vegetation. They do not consider there is any great risk from this but we will raise this with the Council when they return from their Christmas break. The flooding is widespread across the Park’s Brewhouse fields and they are trying to discharge it as fast as possible, but there is nowhere to pump it to. We must simply wait for it to drain away into the Thames.