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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 for five capital schemes in the town to help make the community more resilient to flooding. Delivery of numerous natural flood management schemes and the implementation of property level resilience measures have also commenced.

Initial drainage and natural flood management works have been undertaken along the Springfield Dumble with further drainage works programmed for Spring 2020. Highway “super gullies” are programmed to be installed this Autumn along a section of Hallam Road which will feed into the existing attenuation pond.  There will be a need to close a section of Hallam Road in order to allow sufficient safe working space for the workforce to deliver this scheme. Local bus services will advise of their amended services and there will be a local diversion route signed for the duration of the closure.

Improvements to drainage along the Southwell Trail is progressing well. Works to improve the trails connection to the River Greet are programmed for this Autumn with the main trail works set to start in Winter.

The detailed design process for the Potwell Dyke attenuation off Church Street is ongoing with works expected to start Summer 2020. Investigations continue across Southwell to inform the design process looking at area wide drainage improvements.

Over summer a project to reduce surface water discharge from Lowes Wong School by installing sustainable urban drainage systems began.  The project sets out to protect not only the Lowes Wong School, but also residents of the Ropewalk and neighbouring areas.  Once complete pupils will be able to enjoy a new ‘water orchard’.

The programme of PFR installation is progressing well.  On receipt of signed customer agreements from property owners we agree an installation date for the works with the resident. If you have received an agreement and are yet to return it please do so

The county council is also working with the Southwell Flood Forum, Trent Rivers Trust and the National Flood Forum and many other partners to install natural flood management (NFM) features on land upstream of Southwell to help improve the town’s overall flood defences.

This work, worth £230,000, is part funded through the county council and the European Regional Development Fund.

 

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 »

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 »

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 »

A potential reduction in insurance for households in flood-prone areas

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On the 1st October 2018, FloodRe announced that from the 1st January 2019, they will be reducing the levy they charge to insurance companies. It is believed the upcoming reduction will result in a reduction in the cost of flood insurance cover for those living in areas of the UK that have a significant risk… Read more »