A NUMBER of Oxfordshire rivers and brooks are now on flood alert due to the recent heavy rain.

The latest alert, issued last night, applies to the River Windrush, including Burford, Asthall, Minster Lovell, Crawley, Witney, Ducklington, Rack End and Standlake.

Flood alerts, which warn that low-lying ground and roads may flood and that householders should be prepared in case water levels continue to rise, also apply on:

  • The River Cherwell and its tributaries to Upper Heyford including Cropredy, Marston St Lawrence, Banbury, Kings Sutton and Hook Norton.
  • The Langford and Wendlebury brooks and their tributaries from Stratton Audley to the M40 near Merton, including Bicester and Wendlebury.
  • The River Evenlode including Kingham, the Wychwoods villages, Charlbury, Fawler, Long Hanborough and Cassington.
  • The River Glyme at Wootton and Woodstock.
  • The River Thame, including Long Marston, Rowsham, Cuddington, Thame, Shabbington, Ickford, Waterperry, Wheatley, Drayton St Leonard, Overy and Dorchester.
  • The Chalgrove Brook at Chalgrove and Stadhampton.
  • River Ray and its tributaries from Shipton Lee to Islip, including Ludgershall, Blackthorn and Murcott.

For the latest information, see the Environment Agency website.