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 »

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 »

Talk on Gravel Gardens – Southwell Gardening Club – Tuesday 19th April 7.30

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Mike Wilkinson of University of Sheffield will talk on Beth Chatto inspired and flood mitigating gravel gardens. A gravel garden is a great option for a low maintenance garden. It lends itself to Mediterranean-style drought-tolerant planting so things like lavender, euphorbias, Cistus, Santolina and Phlomis are ideal and provide plenty of nectar and pollen for… Read more »