Posted & filed under Blog, Community Resilience, Emergency Planning, Events.

As part of the Southwell Flood Forum’s aim to help make Southwell and its residents more flood resilient we continue organise events to

  • raise awareness of our flood risk,
  • offer suggestions of how to be more prepared not just for flooding but for any emergency incident
  • inform residents about the Road Closure Scheme
  • train and update Road Closure and Flood  Wardens

Our bite-sized ‘How to..’ events include

  • completing a Personal Emergency Plan
  • packing a grab bag
  • weather watching
  • looking after our environment to keep it clean and functional
  • keeping safe in a flood incident
  • understanding the Road Closure (RC) Scheme and how it will affect you.

The events also include training for new and existing Flood and Road Closure Wardens.

The sessions are relevant for all, including those not at risk of flooding. They are particularly useful for those living near one of the Road Closure points – see your Southwell Community Resilience Handbook or our website.

At the event you can decide if you’d like to help in some way or become a Flood or RC Warden and are welcome to stay on for the Warden training

In partnership with Nottinghamshire County Council, these events will take place at Southwell Fire Station on

  • Monday 13th November from 18.30 to 20.00
  • Saturday 18th November at 16.00 to 17.30

We invite you to view the training videos and videos on Warden roles, safety and assessing flood risk before attending the event, although this training will be delivered by NCC and Southwell Fire Service at the events.



Doors open 15 minutes before event starts. Refreshments available

  1. Registration and Warden Kit handout (15 mins)
  2. Personal Emergency Plan and Grab bag session – Southwell Flood Forum (15 mins)
  3. Information on Road Closure Scheme- Nottinghamshire County Council (15 mins)
  4. Introduction to Water Safety – Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service (15 mins)
  5. Manual handling of signage, theory and practical (25 mins)
  6. Questions (5 mins)


You can book your free place on the “Are you Flood Aware?” event in one of the following ways:

1) Visit the booking page for the date of your choice – Monday 13th NovemberSaturday 18th November

2) Email us with the date of your choice and your details –

3) Phone Jacky on 01636 815739