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 should be at the heart of making local choices about the best combination of resilience actions for achieving greater flood and coastal resilience in the places in which they live and work.
  • Clearing vegetation
  • Clearing around flood defences – this includes drains, ditches, watercourses, trash screens on culverts as these are effectively part of our flood defences by getting rainfall run-off into the larger watercourses and drainage systems.
  • Working with emergency responders, community groups and volunteers to set up local flood groups
  • Training and supporting flood wardens based in local communities
  • Encouraging flood resilient building standards
  • Fitting property flood resilience measures to homes and properties

Fishlake’s story – helps us understand community resilience

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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 »

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 »

Measures to reduce risk of Southwell homes flooding moves closer

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

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

Posted & filed under Community Resilience, In The Press, Insurance, insurance - Flood Re.

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 »