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

Work to improve Southwell’s flood resilience is being celebrated at a free event at Southwell Library on 11 March, 6.00pm – 8.30pm.  The event, open to all residents, will showcase the work undertaken by Southwell Flood Forum, National Flood Forum, Trent Rivers Trust and Nottinghamshire County Council as part of the FRAMES project ‘Improving Flood Resilience in Southwell’.

Presentations will be given on natural flood management techniques, resilience projects with the wider community, the Road Closure Scheme, flooding events of the past year and the Sustainable Urban Drainage System that has been installed at Lowes Wong School and its contribution to reducing flood risk.

debris dam

Residents will be able to speak to all the partners involved in the FRAMES project, funded by INTERREG North Sea Region European Regional Development Fund and Nottinghamshire County Council, before it draws to a close at the end of March.

There will also be chance to win a free 134ltr water-butt with planters worth £100.  The water-butt not only stores water for plants, it is also designed to capture excess water and slowly release it into the drainage system over time so that the drainage system is not over-whelmed.

picture of planter

Everyone is welcome and for more information about the event please call 01636 815739.

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 »

Taking measures to tackle flooding in Southwell

Posted & filed under Community Resilience, Flood Mitigation, FRAMES, In The Press, Nottingham Trent University, Trent Rivers Trust.

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 »

Town Meeting on Flooding – 20th March, 2019

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Town Meeting – Wednesday 20th March 2019 – 18.30 to 20.00 – Southwell Library This is organised by Southwell Town Council as part of their regular Council meeting schedule and will have a particular focus on flooding issues. Southwell Flood Forum SFF will be giving a presentation on the Southwell Road Closure Scheme and Communications… Read more »

Community Event – Improving Flood Resilience in Southwell – 3rd April 2019

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Bramley article – March 2019 Through the “Improving Flood Resilience in Southwell” project, The Southwell Flood Forum, Trent Rivers Trust, National Flood Forum and Nottinghamshire County Council have been working on measures to improve flood resilience within the town. This project is now well underway, and the project managers invite you to Southwell Library on… Read more »

National Flood Forum Bulletin – May 2018 –

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This bulletin includes an update on the National Planning Policy Framework consultation, and an introduction to Shani Lambert who started working for National Flood Forum on 3rd May as a Community Project officer in Southwell within the FRAMES project for ‘Improving Flood Resilience in Southwell’. We are delighted to welcome Shani and her enthusiasm to… Read more »

Southwell Flood Alleviation Scheme Summary – April 2018

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Read below or click to download the Southwell Flood Alleviation Scheme Summary Spring 2018  which was distributed via the Bramley newspaper on 4th May 2018. SOUTHWELL FLOOD ALLEVIATION SCHEME UPDATE April 2018 General The Southwell Flood Forum (“SFF”) and Nottinghamshire County Council (“NCC”) believe that it is important that the people of Southwell, and especially… Read more »

Lower Trent & Erewash Catchment – January 2018 Newsletter

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Two articles in this Trent Rivers Trust News January 2018 are included about Southwell Flood Forum. One of the partners in the FRAMES project is Trent Rivers Trust, and we are in the catchment area covered by Lower Trent and Erewash Catchment Partnership The Lower Trent and Erewash is a very large sub-catchment of the… Read more »