Posted & filed under Community Resilience, Flood Mitigation.

Nottinghamshire County Council appointed Whitehouse to undertake Property Flood Resilience to 138 properties in the Southwell area. They undertook all community engagement, survey, design, installation and post installation customer service at each of the properties identified.

Read more here or in downloadable form Nottinghamshire-County-Council-Southwell-PFR

NCC Flood Risk Management Team were awarded the ‘Highly Commended’ award in the small project category for the Civil Engineers East Midlands Merit Awards 2020 for this work.

Flood and coastal risk management strategy 2020

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

Here is the Environment Agency FCERM strategy which was launched in September 2020 and on which the webinar at the Flood and Coast conference ‘Creating Climate Resilient Places’ was based. Community resilience and involvement in decisions about their environment is a key feature in the strategy for example (edited extracts) Local people and local partners… Read more »

Flood and Coast Conference Report and Video

Posted & filed under Community Resilience, Emergency Planning, Flood Mitigation, FRAMES, Natural Flood Management, Nottingham Trent University, Trent Rivers Trust, Watercourse Clearing.

This is usually a national two-day event at Telford and Tim Farr and Jacky Huson attended in 2017 when Tim was invited to give a presentation on Southwell Flood Forum and be on a panel. This year they are offering a series of webinars, the first of which is Creating Climate Resilient Places. These digital… Read more »

How Natural Flood Management improved flood-risk resilience in Southwell

Posted & filed under Flood Mitigation, Natural Flood Management, Nottingham Trent University, SuDS, Trent Rivers Trust.

The Southwell FRAMES Pilot Trent Rivers Trust (TRT) led the Southwell Pilot project, which sought to improve flood resilience in Southwell through natural flood management (NFM) intervention and community engagement. During its three-year lifespan Southwell’s FRAMES project improved flood-risk resilience in the present day and for the future. In this newsletter (link to Trent Rivers… Read more »

Natural Flood Management news

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

Work continues to transform Southwell’s flood defences Nottinghamshire County Council is working alongside Trent Rivers Trust, local farmers and various partners to drastically improve flood defences in Southwell. This work forms part of a wider scheme worth up to £5m which will involve engineering work to construct new flood defences across the town as well… Read more »

Fishlake’s story – helps us understand community resilience

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

This story about Fishlake’s flooding will resonate with many in Southwell. A warning that we mustn’t forget why we need to keep an eye on maintenance of drains, ditches, Potwell Dyke, strainers/gratings on culvert or become complacent that our flooding problem is solved because we’ve had mitigation installed. Community resilience and “feeling that you’re doing… Read more »

Barriers to the uptake and implementation of natural flood management

Posted & filed under Community Resilience, Flood Mitigation, FRAMES, Natural Flood Management, Nottingham Trent University, Trent Rivers Trust.

Josh Wells has just completed his PhD on flooding in Southwell at Nottingham Trent University and as part of his research, implemented many natural flood management interventions on Brackenhurst’s upland catchment land. He was subsequently employed by Trent Rivers Trust in the FRAMES project and has implemented many more NFM interventions in the upland catchment… Read more »

Flooding Mitigation work makes good progress

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

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… Read more »

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 »