Community Event – Improving Flood Resilience in Southwell – 3rd April 2019

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Bramley article – March 2019 Through the “Improving Flood Resilience in Southwell” project, The Southwell Flood Forum, Trent Rivers Trust, National Flood Forum and Nottinghamshire County Council have been working on measures to improve flood resilience within the town. This project is now well underway, and the project managers invite you to Southwell Library on… Read more »

Yorkshire Water starts to plant 1 million trees – helps flood risk

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A new Northern Forest will strengthen and accelerate the benefits of community forestry, support landscape scale working for nature, deliver a wide range of benefits including helping to reduce flood risk, and adapt some of the UK’s major towns and cities to projected climate change. Yorkshire Water starts to plant 1 million trees over 10… Read more »

National Flood Forum bulletin – December 2018

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NFF December 2018 Bulletin includes a call for stories on the impact of dergulation and weak enforcement on social and environmental well-being in regards to flood risk. This is over and above the more visible damage to buildings and homes. It also includes an article on the NFM project at Shipston – who were also… Read more »

Southwell Flood Alleviation Scheme is taking shape

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Report from Nottinghamshire County Council – November 2018 Vice-chairman of Nottinghamshire County Council’s Communities and Place Committee, Councillor Phil Rostance tells how the £5m Flood Alleviation Scheme to transform Southwell’s flood defences is now gaining momentum We know that flooding devastates local communities. Southwell has of course suffered repeated, extensive flooding in recent years. Which… Read more »

A potential reduction in insurance for households in flood-prone areas

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On the 1st October 2018, FloodRe announced that from the 1st January 2019, they will be reducing the levy they charge to insurance companies. It is believed the upcoming reduction will result in a reduction in the cost of flood insurance cover for those living in areas of the UK that have a significant risk… Read more »

Recruitment areas for Trigger spotters

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We need to recruit ‘Trigger Spotters’ who live near trigger points Trigger points are locations where, when flood or watercourse water reaches a pre-determined height, the road closure scheme is ‘triggered’ and set in motion. There are areas where the trigger point is remote from the closure point e.g. on Nottingham Road (for Brackenhurst closure… Read more »