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 »

Presentation on The impact of climate change – 9th March 2016

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The impact of climate change 4.00pm-6.30pm Wednesday 9th March 2016 Nottingham Sustainability & Enterprise Centre New College, Basford Hall, Stockhill Lane, NG6 0NB The recent severe storms and floods that affected many parts of the UK demonstrated the increasing impacts of climate change on our local environment.  This event features presentations from: – Environment Agency –… Read more »

“Clean for the Queen” – 4th to 6th March 2016 to “Support a Resilient Southwell”

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Clean for The Queen is a campaign to clear up Britain in time for Her Majesty the Queen’s 90th birthday, which will be officially celebrated in June 2016. “When she came to the throne, litter was not the problem that it is today. Food packaging, plastic bottles, takeaway meals and cigarette butts have all contributed… Read more »

Dr Jillian Labadz interview on Radio Nottingham

Posted & filed under Community Resilience, Events, Flooding News, Media Interviews, Nottingham Trent University.

Dr Jillian Labadz, lecturer at Nottingham Trent University talks about the flooding in Cumbria, the impact on a community, what can be done and how Flood Forums, such as ours in Southwell can greatly contribute towards managing flood risk, help a community be prepared and recover from flooding. Listen to her interview with Richard Allen… Read more »