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Property Flood Resilience – Drop in sessions

Wednesday 15th and 22nd May – 2.30 to 7.30pm

Admiral Rodney, King Street, Southwell.

The Southwell Flood Alleviation Scheme is moving forward and one of the initial proposals to be implemented is to design and install Property Flood Resilience measures for a number of homes to help protect them against future flooding.

This work is being joint funded by Nottinghamshire County Council (NCC) and DEFRA (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) and will be delivered by a specialist contractor, Whitehouse Construction, on behalf of NCC.

These Property Flood Resilience (PFR) measures are designed to complement several other flood mitigation proposals within the town which include both natural and engineered solutions. These are being developed for delivery and will be discussed with the community in due course.

NCC has arranged drop-in sessions for Whitehouse Construction to discuss PFR in more detail and make appointments for flood risk surveys with residents who have received Southwell PFR letters from NCC.

The sessions are focussed primarily for those residents but NCC has confirmed that other residents who were affected by flooding are welcome to attend to find out more about the progress on the design of flood mitigation proposals throughout town.

There will also be representation from Nottinghamshire County Council’s Flood Risk Management Team, Via East Midlands, Trent Rivers Trust and the National Flood Forum to help answer any additional queries you have.

Town Meeting on Flooding – 20th March, 2019

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Town Meeting – Wednesday 20th March 2019 – 18.30 to 20.00 – Southwell Library This is organised by Southwell Town Council as part of their regular Council meeting schedule and will have a particular focus on flooding issues. Southwell Flood Forum SFF will be giving a presentation on the Southwell Road Closure Scheme and Communications… Read more »

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 »

Is Britain Prepared for Floods?

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Enhancing Flood Resilience through Innovation, Technology and Collaboration – Central London – Thursday 8th February 2018 Present estimates state that annual flood damages for the whole of the UK are £1.1 billion, with around 5.4 million properties in England at risk of flooding from rivers, the sea, surface water or all three. In 2017 costal… 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 »