New homes flood fears

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Further concerns have been raised about a project to build 40 homes in Southwell after recent flooding. The town council’s planning committee renewed its objection to plans to build on land off Halloughton Road, despite amendments to the scheme. Councillors, who previously said the proposed homes were unsuitable, added strong concerns about the suitability of… Read more »

Town Council plans to tackle flood damage

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Around £900 is to be spent by Southwell Town Council to tackle damage caused by the July floods. The council has already paid £450 to remove a hedge, which fell down near the Potwell Dyke and Squire’s Pond, and clean up the town. Read more in the Newark Advertiser…

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Found in the nick of time

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A teenager who lost a treasured family heirloom when family possessions were washed away during Southwell’s floods has been reunited with it. Read more in the Newark Advertiser…

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Southwell flash flood clear up could take months

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People living in a Nottinghamshire town are still dealing with the aftermath of flash floods that took place two weeks ago. About 100 homes were hit by flooding in Southwell when 3in (7cm) of rain fell in two hours on 23 July. Some residents are still drying out carpets and in one case a barn… Read more »

Council Looks at Flood Impact

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To gain a full picture of how communities were affected in the aftermath of Tuesday 23rd July, 3,000 householders in Southwell and a number of other villages in Newark and Sherwood are being sent a questionnaire to ask them to spell out the problems they experienced. This will help Newark and Sherwood District Council carry… Read more »

Flooded Nottinghamshire residents braced for heavy rain

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About 100 homes were hit by flooding in Southwell when 3in (7cm) of rain fell in two hours on Tuesday evening. Deborah Hinde, from the county council’s emergency planning team, said Southwell had received more sandbags on Saturday morning and deliveries would be made to other areas at risk. “Our priority is to help the… Read more »

Flash floods across Notts: The clean-up begins

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ALAN and Janet Musson’s summer house was one of the highlights of their picturesque garden. So they were horrified to see it floating on top of flood waters brought about by torrential rain. The force of the water had picked it up and dumped it on the opposite side of the lawn. “We had a… Read more »