Posted & filed under Community Resilience, Emergency Planning, Flood Mitigation, insurance - Flood Re, National Flood Forum Bulletins, Natural Flood Management, Planning, SuDS.

National Flood Forum has been arranging a series of zoom meetings during lockdown with a series of expert speakers.

Topics covered a range of relevant topics including ‘Working with local Councils’, ‘Weather forecasting’, ‘Digital maps’, ‘Riparian owners and management’, ‘Natural Flood Management’, ‘Working with water companies’, ‘Planning framework’, ‘SUDS and adoption’.

These have been immensely useful and have involved flood groups throughout the country. Most zoom meetings have been attended by 25-30 groups.

This has been invaluable – usually we only meet other flood action groups and expert speakers at the NFF Annual conference – the last one was in March 2020 just days before lockdown!

It’s very empowering to hear about other groups’ activities and get ideas on how they cope in their community, work with authorities etc.

Some of the meetings are now on the NFF Youtube channel.

Beneath the Waterline – the personal ‘cost’ of flooding

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Phiala Mehring has experienced flooding and is heavily involved in flood risk alongside her day job. She is PhD researcher at Reading University – her original research project was “Get your water out of my lounge: Understanding institutional constructions and public perceptions of flooding and flood risk management.” She has done further extensive research on… Read more »

Sainsburys Consultation July 2021

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Here’s a link to the newsletter about the Sainsbury’s consultation This can be printed off for people who don’t have access to the internet.   Here’s the online ‘public exhibition’ consultation Here’s the link for the feedback form   You can contact Sainsbury’s Community Representatives Phone: 0800 080 3262 Email: sainsburys-southwell@devcomms.co.uk

Flood Protection Certificates

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This is a new initiative proposed by Flood Re who have commissioned a report on developing a blueprint for how Flood Protection Certificates can support household climate resilience. They would be intended to be a document for the homeowner and any potential purchasers or renters of the property which sets out the severity of its… Read more »

Property Flood Resilience by Whitehouse

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Nottinghamshire County Council appointed Whitehouse to undertake Property Flood Resilience to 138 properties in the Southwell area. They undertook all community engagement, survey, design, installation and post installation customer service at each of the properties identified. Read more here or in downloadable form Nottinghamshire-County-Council-Southwell-PFR NCC Flood Risk Management Team were awarded the ‘Highly Commended’ award… Read more »

Flood and coastal risk management strategy 2020

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Here is the Environment Agency FCERM strategy which was launched in September 2020 and on which the webinar at the Flood and Coast conference ‘Creating Climate Resilient Places’ was based. Community resilience and involvement in decisions about their environment is a key feature in the strategy for example (edited extracts) Local people and local partners… Read more »

Planning for the future – consultation response to Part 1.

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National Flood Forum collated responses from local flood action groups, including Southwell Flood Forum and sent this letter (download) to the Minister for Housing, Communities and Local Government – our MP Rt Hon Robert Jenrick is Secretary of State for this department. A major planning overhaul in England will allow ‘automatic’ planning permission for new… Read more »