Flood study must cover entire town

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A study of flooding in Southwell needs to be fully comprehensive and take into account the whole town, according to residents and councillors. Nottinghamshire County Council is to undertake a flood modelling study following July’s severe flooding. At a town council meeting, members said it needed to take into account the whole of the Southwell… Read more »

Southwell homes protected from sewer flooding

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Severn Trent Water is investing more than half a million pounds to help protect homes in Southwell, near Newark, from sewer flooding. The essential improvements, which are being carried out on Leeway Road and Lower Kirklington Road, are expected to be complete before Christmas. Andrew Morley, programme engineer at Severn Trent Water explains why his… Read more »

Drop-in sessions on Southwell flooding

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A community engagement drop-in session for residents affected by flooding will take place in Southwell this evening. The session, which is intended to provide residents and those with local businesses in the town with an opportunity to discuss the flooding incidents that occurred in July,will be held at The Minster School, Southwell, from 7pm to… Read more »

THE flooding on Church Street, Southwell, in July - Newark Advertiser

Building block

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Southwell town councillors are to object to every planning application that comes before them on the basis of flood risk. The decision of the council’s planning committee, a consultee on applications, could tie up decision-makers Newark and Sherwood District Council in red tape. It has been criticised by the district council’s planning committee chairman, Mr… Read more »

11/09/2013 Hundreds turned up to the meeting at Southwell Minister last night © Nottingham Post

Southwell flood victims: ‘We need help’

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A REPORT drawn up five years ago had warned of the kind of flooding which engulfed one of Nottinghamshire’s most historic towns in July. Hundreds of homes were affected when an extreme tropical storm hit Southwell, causing millions of pounds worth of damage in less than two hours. Some residents have still not be able… Read more »

Hundreds attend flooding meeting

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More than 500 people attended a meeting last night to discuss flooding issues affecting Southwell. Southwell Minster was filled with residents for the meeting which was organised by the newly-formed Southwell Flood Forum. Members of the forum spoke about the devastating impact flooding in July had on the town and asked residents to join them… Read more »


3D map helps raise flooding awareness

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A 3D model of Southwell has been created in a bid to understand what caused the recent flooding. The map uses contour lines to demonstrate the gradient of hills to show how run-off from neighbouring fields flowed into the Potwell Dyke, also known as the Dumbles, and down into the town. More than 140 homes… Read more »


Helping to stem the tide

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Residents worked together to hold back a potential flood after a warning was received for Southwell. They rallied to clean out a dyke after receiving an alert from the Environment Agency that there was a possibility of flooding when a severe weather warning was issued. Mr Mark Bertolini, chairman of Southwell Flood Forum, also called… Read more »

Council looks at flooding impact

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Residents whose homes were flooded during the recent severe weather are being asked for information to help examine the impact. To gain a full picture of how communities were affected in the aftermath of Tuesday, July 23, 3,000 householders in Southwell and a number of other villages in Newark and Sherwood are being sent a… Read more »

Dyke could not cope

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Heavy rain overwhelming drains and sewers, and the overflowing of the Potwell Dyke were the main contributors to flooding in Southwell in July, according to the results of a survey completed by residents. Surveys from affected homes have been collected by Southwell Flood Forum and the Potwell Dyke Flood Group. The results suggested the Potwell… Read more »