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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 location) so we need people living near the trigger location who can liaise with the Wardens near the road closure point on the status of water levels.

Refer to the  Southwell Road Closure map for Road Closure points and huddles.

Residents living on Nottingham Road, Becketts Field, east end of Halloughton Road
NOTT and WEST huddles (for RC points 1-5)
Trigger – Potwell Dyke water covers the road on A612 near the Pelican Crossing (outside the Minster/Leisure Centre)

Residents living on Halloughton Road near the Potwell Dyke
WEST and NOTT huddles (for RC points 6 and 7)
Trigger – water covers the road to kerb height on Halloughton Road.

Residents living on Halam Road, Dudley Doy Road
WEST and HALM huddles (for RC points 8-10)

Trigger – Water covers the road to curb height on Halam Road, close to Dudley Doy Road.
Residents living on Kirklington Road, Glenfields and south end of Woodland Drive
KIRK huddle (for RC points 11 and 12)
Trigger – Water flows from Glenfields across Kirklington Road

Residents living on Lower Kirklington Road (between Norwood Gardens and The Burgage), north end of The Ropewalk
LKR huddle (for RC points 13 and 14)
Trigger – Water reaches kerb height on Lower Kirklington Road

Residents/office staff living/working on Station Road, Mill Park, Greet Lily Mill, west end of Riverside
STN huddle (for RC points 15, 16a/b)
Trigger point – (Greet River) Water covers the road to kerb height on Station Road or Normanton Road
Residents living on Newark Road, north end of Burgage Lane, entrances to Meadow View, Greet Park Close, Marrison Close and Templeman’s Way onto Newark Road
NEW huddle (for RC points 17 and 18)

Trigger – Potwell Dyke bursts is banks and water flows onto Newark Road
Residents living on Church Street, Harveys Field, Palace View
CHET huddle (for RC points 19 and 20)
Trigger – Potwell Dyke bursts its banks and water flows onto Church Street

Recruitment areas for Road Closure Wardens

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We require Road Closure Wardens who live on the following roads, near Road Closure points. It’s preferable that RC Wardens are not at risk of flooding as we appreciate they would prefer to stay close to home to protect their property. NOTT Nottingham Road and Becketts Field (RC5 and RC3) Halloughton Road and Becketts Field (RC… Read more »

National Flood Forum – Bulletin November 2017 – communities working to take control of flooding

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The National Flood Forum works in communities and with partners to support people at risk from flooding, and should flooding occur, to help them recover. Communities lie at the centre of this and throughout this bulletin there are examples of people working to take control of the flooding in their lives, as well as some… Read more »

Are you flood aware? Community resilience and Road Closure sessions

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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… Read more »

Presentation to the Flood and Coast Conference – March 2017

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Tim Farr, Chair of Southwell Flood Forum gave a presentation at the Flood and Coast Conference on March 29th 2017 at Telford and was on the panel for a question and answer session on “What can organisations do to work better with communities?”. The presentation also includes suggestions on the way forward. The Conference was… Read more »

Community Resilience Day – a resounding success

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We thank everyone who attended – from youngsters who enjoyed exploring the emergency vehicles… to residents who found out more about resilience….to other Nottinghamshire communities who enjoyed the opportunity to share experiences….to our guests …. to Wardens who completed, refreshed or were trained in the required elements to carry out their role as a Road… Read more »

Talks and Speakers At Community Resilience Day 15th May 2016

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We appreciate that the speakers kindly gave their time to help promote elements of resilience at our event. Their topics feature in the Southwell Community Resilience Handbook.   Chrissie Dale, Mrs D Design Sustainable Drainage Systems Chrissie is a local keen gardener specialising in gravel gardens for flood mitigation. She is disseminating, at ground level,… Read more »

Community Resilience Day – 15th May – everyone welcome

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“Supporting a Resilient Southwell” event will take place between 10:30 and  16:00 on Sunday 15th May 2016 at Nottingham Trent University, Brackenhurst campus See information about the talks, speakers and training sessions here   This day will be of interest for everyone, not only those at risk at flooding, but for all who could be… Read more »

The Red Cross Emergency App

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When a crisis is on its way, every second counts. So think how crucial warning of a dangerous flood or snow storm could be. Our unique, free app sends you alerts about a huge range of emergencies in your area – and tells you exactly what to do when they happen. Download it and get instant alerts about severe weather and other emergencies near you, as well as those… Read more »

‘Flood Resilient Communities: Evaluating the Defra Flood Resilience Community Pathfinder’

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Here’s a summary by Peter Coombs Vice President Business Development, EMEA of the CIWEM conference on ‘Flood Resilient Communities: Evaluating the Defra Flood Resilience Community Pathfinder’. He found the conference invaluable with many positive outcomes but he wonders why so many communities have been allowed to be exposed to such risks. “Historical developments along watercourses… Read more »