Government Resilience: Extreme Weather inquiry report (includes submission by SFF)

Posted & filed under Community Resilience, Emergency Planning, In The Press.

In February 2024, Southwell Flood Forum submitted evidence to the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee inquiry on ‘Government Resilience: Extreme Weather’.  The Committee’s inquiry report was published in April along with an accompanying press release. These offer some encouraging reading.  Amongst other sensible conclusions, the report highlights the importance of statutory responders having links… 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 »

Pond Life in Southwell – Squires and Edward Cludd Ponds

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Southwell Town Council is committed to improving biodiversity and with this in mind we are focused on enhancing Squires and Cludd ponds, in the beautiful War Memorial Recreation Ground. Part of the watercourse begins at the natural spring at Edward Cludd pond near Southwell Minster School, and runs into the Potwell Dyke, eventually reaching Squires… Read more »