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News from Nottinghamshire County Council – 1st October 2019

As part of its wider £5m flood mitigation proposals, Nottinghamshire County Council and its partners are working hard in Southwell to make sure that homes which are most vulnerable to future flooding are as well-protected as possible.
Substantial progress has been made in developing detailed designs for five capital schemes in the town to help make the community more resilient to flooding. Delivery of numerous natural flood management schemes and the implementation of property level resilience measures have also commenced.

Initial drainage and natural flood management works have been undertaken along the Springfield Dumble with further drainage works programmed for Spring 2020. Highway “super gullies” are programmed to be installed this Autumn along a section of Hallam Road which will feed into the existing attenuation pond.  There will be a need to close a section of Hallam Road in order to allow sufficient safe working space for the workforce to deliver this scheme. Local bus services will advise of their amended services and there will be a local diversion route signed for the duration of the closure.

Improvements to drainage along the Southwell Trail is progressing well. Works to improve the trails connection to the River Greet are programmed for this Autumn with the main trail works set to start in Winter.

The detailed design process for the Potwell Dyke attenuation off Church Street is ongoing with works expected to start Summer 2020. Investigations continue across Southwell to inform the design process looking at area wide drainage improvements.

Over summer a project to reduce surface water discharge from Lowes Wong School by installing sustainable urban drainage systems began.  The project sets out to protect not only the Lowes Wong School, but also residents of the Ropewalk and neighbouring areas.  Once complete pupils will be able to enjoy a new ‘water orchard’.

The programme of PFR installation is progressing well.  On receipt of signed customer agreements from property owners we agree an installation date for the works with the resident. If you have received an agreement and are yet to return it please do so

The county council is also working with the Southwell Flood Forum, Trent Rivers Trust and the National Flood Forum and many other partners to install natural flood management (NFM) features on land upstream of Southwell to help improve the town’s overall flood defences.

This work, worth £230,000, is part funded through the county council and the European Regional Development Fund.

 

Measures to reduce risk of Southwell homes flooding progress

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

Councillor Phil Rostance, Nottinghamshire County Council’s Vice Committee Chairman for Communities and Place said: “As a lead local flood authority, Nottinghamshire County Council is committed to taking an active role and continues to work closely with partners, including local communities, to mitigate the local flood risks across the county. “In Southwell, Via – the County… 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 »

Measures to reduce risk of Southwell homes flooding moves closer

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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

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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 »