Posted & filed under Community Resilience, Events, Flood Mitigation, Potwell Dyke Flood Group.

Following the Storm on 20th October 2023 in which about 11 houses in Southwell were internally flooded, Nottinghamshire County Council as the Lead Flood Authority is required to produce a Section 19 report

“The objective of this report is to investigate which Risk Management Authorities had relevant flood risk management functions during the flooding in October 2023 and whether the relevant RMAs have exercised, or propose to exercise, their risk management functions (as per section 19(1) of the Flood and Water Management Act 2010).”

You can read the full report here. southwell-s19-storm-babet-oct-2023

Summary of flooding and its causes

  1. Southwell has a history of flooding which ultimately led to Nottinghamshire County Council leading a £5m flood alleviation project for the catchment. Southwell sits in a natural valley surrounded by agricultural land and is served by a number of watercourses including the Potwell Dyke. Subsequently the catchment has several areas that are naturally prone to flooding.
  2. The Potwell Dyke runs through the centre of the town as shown on Figure 3 and runs underneath Church Street. During Storm Babet this area experienced flooding that manifested itself in a manner similar to previous flood events.
  3. The area has been identified as a key point for flooding and part of the £5m capital investment is to facilitate the construction of a storage reservoir upstream of the Church Street crossing and install property flood resilience on properties on Church Street. The reservoir and property flood resilience will reduce the risk and consequences of flooding in the area. The storage reservoir is currently in the feasibility stage with planning submission programmed for summer 2024.

There is a drop-in event to review the projects completed so far in the Southwell Flood Alleviation Scheme and see information on the Potwell Dyke Alleviation works.

Thursday 16th May 14.00 to 18.00 Southwell LIbrary

Nottingham Road. Westhorpe, Fiskerton Road Winter 2019

Posted & filed under Events.

Nottingham Road – Minster school entranceNottingham Road ditchNottingham Road ditch overflowingNottingham Road crossingBecketts Field GPO cover overflowPark Lane to Nottingham RoadPark Lane ditch overflowMinster ditch offlethalloughton road footpathCrink Lane onto Fiskerton Roadtop pondwesthorpe from leachcroftwesthorpe towards farm track:leachcroft

Community group town flag launch

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… Read more »

Celebrating the FRAMES project: Improving Flood Resilience within Southwell

Posted & filed under Blog, Community Resilience, Events, FRAMES, Natural Flood Management, Trent Rivers Trust.

Work to improve Southwell’s flood resilience is being celebrated at a free event at Southwell Library on 11 March, 6.00pm – 8.30pm.  The event, open to all residents, will showcase the work undertaken by Southwell Flood Forum, National Flood Forum, Trent Rivers Trust and Nottinghamshire County Council as part of the FRAMES project ‘Improving Flood… Read more »

Property Flood Resilience – Drop in sessions – Wednesday 15th and 22nd May – 2.30pm to 7.30pm

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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… Read more »

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

Posted & filed under Blog, Community Resilience, Events, FRAMES, In The Press, Natural Flood Management, Trent Rivers Trust.

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 »