Calls for flood money figure

Posted & filed under Blog, Flood Mitigation, Fundraising, In The Press.

Southwell Town Council has been criticised for not yet agreeing how much money it will provide for flood defences in the town. Newark and Sherwood District Council has committed £220,000. The government has pledged £720,000; Nottinghamshire County Council £600,000; and the community itself, through the leadership of Southwell Flood Forum, is looking to raise £125,000…. Read more »

Is Britain Prepared for Floods?

Posted & filed under Community Resilience, Events, Flood Mitigation, National Flood Resilience Review.

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 »

National Flood Forum Bulletin – July 2017 – National Flood Risk Management Strategy – help to shape the future

Posted & filed under Blog, Community Resilience, Flood Mitigation, National Flood Forum Bulletins.

National Flood Forum  needs your help. Now is a great time to use your voice to shape our future flood risk. They suggest you to write to your MP and Dr Thérèse Coffey MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Environment and Rural Life Opportunities, to ask that the work underway to refresh the… Read more »

Presentation to the Flood and Coast Conference – March 2017

Posted & filed under Community Resilience, Emergency Planning, Events, Flood Mitigation, Natural Flood Management.

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 »

A talk on Southwell, The Greet and Anglo-Saxon approaches to the modern flood threat

Posted & filed under Blog, Community Resilience, Flood Mitigation, Fundraising.

Drawing on place-names and the earliest historical records for Southwell and the surrounding area, Dr Richard Jones, Associate Professor in Landscape History at the University of Leicester, will give a talk on Anglo-Saxon understandings of water and its management, and what lessons we might draw from their knowledge of the landscape today. This fascinating subject… Read more »

Slowing the Flow Talk – 2nd February 2017

Posted & filed under Blog, Community Resilience, Flood Mitigation, Fundraising, Natural Flood Management, Trent Rivers Trust.

About 100 people attended the very interesting and enlightening talk which generated many questions and concerns. Jillian stressed Josh’s project is purely about using land at Brackenhurst at the moment and that engineered mitigation is still being planned by Nottinghamshire County Council with Government Grant-in-Aid funding. A scheme to hold back water in Springfield Dumble… Read more »