Posted & filed under Blog, Emergency Planning, Events.

Southwell Town Council has organised for community groups in town to have a flag on display in the town flagholders over shops from Thursday 3rd September until the Bramley Festival. They may also be on display next year if the weather is kind to the flags!!

As a significant community action group in Southwell, we are pleased to be included in this display.

Some wardens met at social distance on Bank Holiday Monday to launch the flag. Quite by chance, almost all huddles were represented! Plus our canine and baby mascots!

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Roger Adley (NOTT/WEST), Richard Harvey (KIRK), Ros Adley behind Richard (NOTT/WEST), Penny Rainbow (LKR), Liz Walker (WEST), Norman Mure (NEW), Jacky Huson (CHET), Andy and Marion Weaver (STN), Keith Perry (CHET), Dave Sheard, Bobbie and Blaze (LKR), Annette, Pete and baby William Willoughby-Hancock (CHET)

 

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Richard Harvey (KIRK), Roger and Ros Adley (NOTT/WEST), Jacky Huson (CHET), Liz Walker (WEST), Penny Rainbow (LKR),  Keith Perry (CHET), Norman Mure (NEW), Andy and Marion Weaver (STN), , Dave Sheard, Bobbie and Blaze (LKR), Annette, Pete and baby William Willoughby-Hancock (CHET)

 

 

 

 

Recruitment areas for Trigger spotters

Posted & filed under Community Resilience, Emergency Planning.

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 »

Recruitment areas for Road Closure Wardens

Posted & filed under Community Resilience, Emergency Planning.

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

Posted & filed under Blog, Community Resilience, Emergency Planning, Flood Mitigation, National Flood Forum Bulletins, Natural Flood Management.

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

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… Read more »

Presentation to the Flood and Coast Conference – March 2017

Posted & filed under Community Resilience, Emergency Planning, Events, Flood Mitigation, Natural Flood Management.

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

Posted & filed under Community Resilience, Emergency Planning, Events, Media Interviews, Nottingham Trent University, The University of Nottingham Community Participation Workshops.

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

Posted & filed under Blog, Community Resilience, Emergency Planning, Events, Insurance, Nottingham Trent University, The University of Nottingham Community Participation Workshops.

“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

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

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 »