Respect the Water

Runnymede as a borough has a complex range of water courses, with a variety of landowners who each have their own responsibilities for river safety.

In the absence of a single body responsible for water safety in Runnymede, and in recognition of the important role that rivers and other water courses have in the borough's culture and amenity a new tri- borough initiative, together with Elmbridge and Spelthorne Borough Councils, and localised action plans, Respect the Water: Runnymede water safety plan has been produced working with partners through the Runnymede Community Safety Partnership.

The plan sets out to reduce the number of water-danger incidents in the borough through training and improved awareness.

For useful advice please visit RNLI Respect the Water or the SCC Staying safe in Surrey's rivers and lakes.