Welcome to Southwell Flood Forum

  • Are you affected/threatened by flooding in Southwell?
  • Do you want to be kept informed of public meetings to discuss follow-up action – within local community and with agencies/authorities?
  • Are you interested in helping to make Southwell and its residents more flood resilient?
  • Are you interested in finding out more information about resources available for flood damage reparation and suggested action in the event of a possible recurrence?

“Flood Action Groups are a representative voice for their community and their aim is to work in partnership with the Agencies and Authorities whose work involves flood risk.

– the National Flood Forum (www.nationalfloodforum.org.uk)

Through these ‘grass-root’ groups, communities are able to;

  • address their concerns over malfunctioning assets/and other issues
  • be constantly in touch with what is intended for their community
  • know procedures that are already in place regards routine maintenance
  • have a voice as to the future flood risk of their community through consultation.
  • Instigate ‘flood watchers’
  • Create awareness of flood risk to the wider community
  • Prepare to reduce the impact on the community should a flood event occur”

The extensive flooding on Tuesday 23rd July 2013 highlighted the need for a Southwell Flood Forum.

Plans for a Southwell Flood Forum were underway and was effectively launched on 6th August 2013 following a follow-up programme on BBC East Midlands Today news.

Read more about Southwell Flood Forum here…

This Southwell weather forecast is generated by the Met Office Weather Widget

Met office – Weather forecast – includes the facility to ‘Report Severe Weather’ feature from your location

Also see other weather websites in Resources


Our Community Resilience Handbook – launched on May 15th and delivered to every household in Southwell,  received £2,000 from the Postcode Community Trust towards the costs of the production, distribution of this resource, plus some items of equipment for Flood Wardens.

Postcode Community Trust is a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.