The National Flood Forum is very strongly supportive of the Flood Re concept, as this model offers the best opportunity for providing flood risk insurance to householders that is: Accessible Affordable Supports the most vulnerable In particular, it offers significant improvements over current arrangements on both accessibility and affordability. For the people and communities they… Read more »
We are delighted to have been approached by Shaun Maskrey, a PhD student at The University of Nottingham, to participate in a pilot method of flood modelling which involves local people in decision making. We understand this will prove very advantageous to help shape the way forward for reducing our flood risk and will show our funders… Read more »
The new Shoothill GaugeMap shows river level data for the River Greet in Southwell.
Thank you to those who attended the Southwell Flood Forum Flood Warden and Road Closure Warden training event yesterday at Southwell Fire Station. The training event was an overwhelming success with members of the local community attending. The Emergency Planning team will be able to use the feedback provided at the session in the operational and strategic… Read more »
Volunteers signed up to help Southwell cope in the event of future flooding during a drop-in session at the library. More than 60 people attended the Southwell Flood Forum event, which featured stalls and information about issues such as flood resilience measures and home insurance. Mrs Jacky Huson, of the flood forum, said 22 people… Read more »
Jacky Huson of Southwell Flood Forum attended this conference. “It was useful to network with other community flood groups and I made a couple of particularly useful contacts. When I talked to other local Flood groups, it was affirming that Southwell Flood Forum is developing very successfully with good practice and very much along the… Read more »
We all know what’s gone wrong, or we think we do: not enough spending on flood defences. It’s true that the government’s cuts have exposed thousands of homes to greater risk, and that the cuts will become more dangerous as climate change kicks in. Read more
Blocked gullies, blamed for much of the flooding in Southwell last summer, could be cleared twice a year instead of once, but some fear it still may not be enough. Southwell Town Council welcomed the recommendation by Nottinghamshire County Council’s flooding (drainage and watercourses) select committee to change its policy. Read more