Community and Local Services

New to the area?

Here are some local services and community details that can provide you with essential information:


If you have land or property next to a river, stream or ditch you are a ‘riparian landowner’ with various rights and responsibilities.

For example, you are likely to own up to the centre of any watercourse that runs alongside your boundary.

At the same time, you should take steps to keep the banks clear of anything that could cause an obstruction and increase flood risk, either on your land or downstream.

A very useful guide entitled “Living on the Edge”, published by the Environment Agency is available as a PDF.

The Parish Council has prepared a Flood Plan to help people in the Copythorne area in preparing and responding to a flooding event.

Please click on the following link Village Flood Plan (PDF)

Links to useful websites

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