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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 Hub – this will explain

  • why this scheme has been devised
    how it might affect you
    how you can help its smooth operation
    the role of the Councillors in the Communications Hub

It will be an opportunity to meet some of the Road Closure Wardens who volunteer in your neighbourhood.

This INTERREG project funded by the North Sea Region European Regional Development fund has two streams.

a) Josh Wells, Project Officer with Trent Rivers Trust will talk briefly on his projects on natural flood management.
b) Shani Lambert, Southwell Flood Project Officer with National Flood Forum has a prior commitment and is unable to come to the meeting, so we itemise the projects she is developing on community resilience.
This may whet your appetite for the more detailed, dedicated presentation Josh and Shani are doing on Wednesday 3rd April (see below)


Southwell Flood Alleviation Scheme

Tim Farr Chair of Southwell Flood Forum will give an update on the SFAS with an opportunity for questions from residents.

Councillors will continue with their full Council meeting afterwards in the library meeting room.

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 »