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 »

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

Posted & filed under Blog, Community Resilience, DEFRA Pathfinder Projects, Emergency Planning, Flood Mitigation, Natural Flood Management.

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 »

10 measures that must be taken to prevent more flooding in the future

Posted & filed under Blog, Community Resilience, Emergency Planning, In The Press.

1.  Introduce better flood warning systems 2. Modify homes and businesses to help them withstand floods 3. Construct buildings above flood levels 4. Tackle climate change 5. Increase spending on flood defences 6. Protect wetlands and introduce plant trees strategically 7. Restore rivers to their natural courses 8.  Introduce water storage areas 9. Improve soil… Read more »

Training for Flood and Road Closure Wardens

Posted & filed under Emergency Planning.

In partnership with Nottinghamshire County Council, Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service and the Environment Agency the group has recruited and trained over 60 Flood Wardens Some of these Wardens have attended additional practical training as Road Closure Wardens with site specific risk assessments. These theory and practical training sessions are obligatory in order to fulfil the requirements… Read more »

Road Closure Scheme

Posted & filed under Community Resilience, Emergency Planning, Media Interviews.

Southwell’s road closure scheme is possibly one of the most complex in Europe with 19 road closure points Click on the link for the revised (since the Southwell Community Resilience Handbook 2016) Southwell Road Closure map and huddles Trained Road Closure Wardens have legal delegated powers from Nottinghamshire County Council Highways Department to close roads… Read more »

Road Closure Training

Flood Warden and Road Closure Warden Training

Posted & filed under Blog, Community Resilience, Emergency Planning, Events, Halam Hill Flood Group, Potwell Dyke Flood Group.

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 »

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Southwell floods: Volunteers sign up at flood forum event

Posted & filed under Blog, Community Resilience, Emergency Planning, In The Press.

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 »