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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.

Measures to reduce risk of Southwell homes flooding moves closer

Posted & filed under Blog, Community Resilience, Flood Mitigation, In The Press, Natural Flood Management.

Nottinghamshire County Council press release 4th April 2019 As part of its wider £5m flood mitigation proposals, Nottinghamshire County Council has reached the final stages of securing a contractor to undertake the work needed to make sure that homes in Southwell which are most vulnerable to future flooding are as well-protected as possible. This follows… Read more »

Taking measures to tackle flooding in Southwell

Posted & filed under Community Resilience, Flood Mitigation, FRAMES, In The Press, Nottingham Trent University, Trent Rivers Trust.

A muddy field at the highest point overlooking Southwell Minster is the scene of the latest moves in the £4.5m scheme to avoid a repeat of the torrents of water that flooded the town in the summer of 2013. Read more in the Newark Advertiser article about Josh Wells’ work with Trent Rivers Trust on… Read more »

Working with Natural Processes – the evidence behind Natural Flood Management

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The Environment Agency organised a series of 14 NFM Roadshows throughout the country. Some delegates from Southwell Flood Forum attended the East Midlands event on 29th May 2018. Here is the programme with links to each of the presentations – which includes one from Josh Wells, PhD student at Brackenhurst. Josh has since built on… Read more »

Yorkshire Water starts to plant 1 million trees – helps flood risk

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A new Northern Forest will strengthen and accelerate the benefits of community forestry, support landscape scale working for nature, deliver a wide range of benefits including helping to reduce flood risk, and adapt some of the UK’s major towns and cities to projected climate change. Yorkshire Water starts to plant 1 million trees over 10… Read more »

Southwell Flood Alleviation Scheme is taking shape

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Report from Nottinghamshire County Council – November 2018 Vice-chairman of Nottinghamshire County Council’s Communities and Place Committee, Councillor Phil Rostance tells how the £5m Flood Alleviation Scheme to transform Southwell’s flood defences is now gaining momentum We know that flooding devastates local communities. Southwell has of course suffered repeated, extensive flooding in recent years. Which… Read more »

Southwell Flood Alleviation Scheme Summary – April 2018

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Read below or click to download the Southwell Flood Alleviation Scheme Summary Spring 2018  which was distributed via the Bramley newspaper on 4th May 2018. SOUTHWELL FLOOD ALLEVIATION SCHEME UPDATE April 2018 General The Southwell Flood Forum (“SFF”) and Nottinghamshire County Council (“NCC”) believe that it is important that the people of Southwell, and especially… Read more »