Flood defenders go back to nature to keep vulnerable homes dry

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Experiments set up after floods of 2007 are exploring alternatives to costly concrete defences as funding dries up After the torrential rain of Christmas Eve, logs stacked outside Helen Webber and John Hesp’s thatched cottage were washed away down the lane. The rust-red river that surges past their 400-year-old home in the north Somerset village… Read more »

Home for Christmas

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Elderly residents forced to leave their homes because of flooding say they are happy to be home in time for Christmas — but the impact of what happened will never leave them. Almost all residents of Pot–well Close, Southwell, were forced out after they were swamped by several feet of water when two months’ rainfall… Read more »

Workmen thanked for drainage work

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A resident has thanked workmen who have been working to alleviate flooding problems in Southwell. Mr Eddie Gray, of Leeway Road, said workmen from NMCNomenca, working on behalf of Severn Trent on a £¼m scheme to help alleviate the flooding by improving the capacity of sewers and drains deserved a hearty thank you for their… Read more »

Liz Walker, Mrs Rita Gwillam, Mrs Audrey Levy and Mr Tom Winter.

Flood forum’s wildlife haven hope for dyke

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Volunteers who have been clearing a dyke say a wildlife haven could be created in a previously neglected area. A team of volunteers worked with Southwell Flood Forum at a section of Potwell Dyke behind Coghill Court sheltered housing, off Westgate. They were served refreshments by the elderly residents, some in their 90s, who were… Read more »

© Newark Advertiser - Thank-you lunch for the Potwell Dyke volunteers at the Hearty Goodfellow

Volunteers thanked for flood response

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Volunteers who helped to clear out Southwell’s Potwell Dyke following July’s disastrous floods enjoyed a slap-up pub lunch as a thank you. Members of Southwell Flood Forum gathered at the Hearty Goodfellow on Church Street, where they enjoyed soup, sandwiches and drinks. Church Street was among those worst hit by the flooding after the dyke… Read more »

Councillor’s praise for flood forum

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Gullies and drains in Southwell are to be cleaned by Nottinghamshire County Council within the next four to six weeks. The work was among a number of pledges the council made to members of Southwell Flood Forum at a meeting last week. The council is the lead authority responsible for co-ordinating the response to flooding… Read more »

Rob Jordan on BBC Radio Nottingham

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Rob Jordan, Co-Chair Southwell Flood Forum and Andy Wallace NCC Flood Risk Manager talking on Southwell’s flooding issues, residents’ concerns and how the Council are responding.