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 Council’s highways partner – and their sub-contractors have undertaken site investigations and surveys to inform their design process. With the support of the Southwell Project Board Via has made significant and diligent progress in the development of the detailed designs and will continue to keep focus on delivering these.

“Initial works will be focused in the Halam Road and Southwell Trail areas.

“Properties initially identified by the Southwell model as still being at risk after the engineering options are delivered and therefore the most vulnerable in the community have been offered a home Property Flood Resilience survey. 70% of these are now complete and works will be commencing in July.

“Additional options in development are focusing on the Springfield Dumble, Attenuation on the Potwell Dyke and a catchment wide surface water management plan.

“Lowes Wong sustainable drainage scheme is currently out to tender, with works on site due to commence in August.

“I am committed to updating local people and will update again with information on the planned construction works which are expected to run into 2020.”

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 »

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 »