Work together for flood solution

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Residents will have their chance to be part of the solution to flooding issues facing Southwell at a meeting tonight. Consultants URS have been working alongside Southwell Flood Forum and other organisations to create a flooding model and come up with potential solutions since the town was badly affected heavy rain in July. Residents are… Read more »

Computer model to help stop freak flash flooding

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People in Southwell in Nottinghamshire will get their first view of a flood model designed to help protect the town after freak flash floods last summer. A month’s rain fell during the flash flooding when 56mm was recorded across Nottingham in 3 hours. The computer-generated model will be shown at a public meeting tonight. It’s… Read more »

Southwell Flood Fund is Launched. The Future is Dry!

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Southwell Flood Forum has gathered enormous momentum in its first six months, bringing the Flood Risk Authorities to task and working with them to achieve solutions to the multiple sources and routes of floodwaters. This will culminate in a comprehen- sive report and recommendations. The Forum has now set up the Southwell Flood Fund, under… Read more »

Flood legislation needs to go further

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“While I agree with Mark Spencer MP and his bill (Bill Will Help Flood Prevention, Advertiser, February 13) I don’t think he is going far enough with his request for legislation. There are many reasons for flooding, especially in this area, that are important enough for him to include in his bill and ask for… Read more »

Flood fund agreed

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MEMBERS of Southwell Town Council agreed to contribute tens of thousands of pounds to a ring-fenced flood mitigation fund after a passionate debate at the Old Court House. It is to put aside £40,000 for flood prevention and reparation work. It means the town council precept — its share of the council tax bill —… Read more »

Flooding help from tax rise

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Tens of thousands of pounds could be put aside for flood defence work by Southwell Town Council. The council was last night set to consider a recommendation from its finance and policy committee to allocate £40,000 for flood mitigation in this year’s budget. If approved, it would contribute to a rise in the town council… Read more »

Multiple failures in flood response

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Newark and Sherwood Homes has been accused of multiple failures over the way it handled the situation faced by elderly residents whose homes were flooded in Southwell in the summer. Mr Julian Hamilton, a Southwell town and district councillor, said on Monday that although there had initially been a good reaction to the problems faced… Read more »