Posted & filed under Community Resilience, Flood Mitigation, Planning, Potwell Dyke Flood Group.

Representatives from Nottinghamshire County Council, VIA East Midlands Ltd and other key agencies will be present for a Southwell Community Flood Mitigation drop in session on Thursday 16th May at Southwell Library. There will be an overview of the projects that have been completed on flood risk management in Southwell since the flood event in 2013. Information will be provided hon the difference it has made to reduce the flood risk, plus the remaining work which includes the design and timescale for Potwell Dyke alleviation.
In the light of climate change, experience gained following the impact of Babet and Henk, plus improved knowledge on flooding, Nottinghamshire County Council is looking at new ways to deal with this increasing problem.
Do come along to find out more, ask your questions, air any concerns and meet members of Southwell Flood Forum core committee.

Storm Babet October 2023 Section 19 Flood Report by Nottinghamshire County Council

Posted & filed under Community Resilience, Events, Flood Mitigation, Potwell Dyke Flood Group.

Following the Storm on 20th October 2023 in which about 11 houses in Southwell were internally flooded, Nottinghamshire County Council as the Lead Flood Authority is required to produce a Section 19 report “The objective of this report is to investigate which Risk Management Authorities had relevant flood risk management functions during the flooding in… Read more »

Natural Flood Management – animated films highlight the benefits

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

Cumbria Wildlife Trust and partners have created four entertaining and engaging Creature Comforts-style animations to highlight how NFM can help protect Cumbria’s homes, businesses and farms. Funded by the Environment Agency the short films demonstrate how these techniques decrease flooding downstream, reduce the impact of drought on land, and reduce pollutants in water. NFM is… Read more »

Potwell Dyke attenuation scheme planning application

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

Newark Advertiser press release February 2022 Neil Clarke, Chairman of the Transport and Environment committee said: “I am pleased to confirm that the proposed Potwell Dyke attenuation scheme planning application has now been submitted. “If approved, the scheme will go a long way to holding back water during flood conditions – something which is much… Read more »

Potwell Dyke flood alleviation project off Church Street (consultation until 11th February 2022)

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

The planning application for the final major flood mitigation work under the Southwell Flood Alleviation Scheme is now live. This follows months – actually years – of detailed surveys, research, technical engineering design work and consultations to create a bund on Potwell Dyke to help protect properties from the Potwell overtopping. There were many environmental… Read more »