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 Trust website) are some of the project’s successes, impacts, and lessons learned.

TRT_Southwell_FRAMES-newsletter (pdf version)

We are extremely grateful and appreciative of the wonderful work by Trent Rivers Trust.

We’ve had some heavy rainstorms in the last year during which other communities in Nottinghamshire sadly suffered.

Apart from some road flooding, the urban drainage system coped – we deduce, along with time-lapse evidence of the storage ponds, that NFM interventions helped to retain run-off upstream to ‘slow the flow’.

 

FRAMES event 15th February 2020, Newark Showground – Flood Risk Management for the next decade

Dave Sheard and Shani Lambert present on community resilience work in the FRAMES project

Dr Josh Wells presenting the Natural Flood Management work done by Trent Rivers Trust in Southwell.

 

Paul Cobbing presenting “It’s about people, not stuff”

 

These short interviews from people at the event cover integrated approaches to flood risk management which have been used to reduce flood risk and increase community flood resilience.

Features people known to us – Dave Sheard (SFF Emergency Planning), Dr Josh Wells (Trent Rivers Trust), Paul Cobbing (CEO National Flood Forum)

 

 

 

 

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 »

Barriers to the uptake and implementation of natural flood management

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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

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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 »