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Anger over Southwell flood fund deadline

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Residents in Southwell have said they are devastated and angry after discovering they have only a few weeks to spend government grants for flood protection measures instead of the three years they expected. A total of 215 out of 246 homes and businesses affected by the floods of July 2013 applied for the £5,000 renewal… Read more »

Southwell community’s hopes dashed after extra funding raised

Posted & filed under Community Resilience, Flood Mitigation, Fundraising, In The Press.

Over £156K has been raised through householders donating their surplus from their £5K Repair and Renew Grant. In some cases, people ‘donated’ the whole of their Grant towards catchment-wide flood mitigation measures, having considered that an integrated scheme would be better in the long-term. Applications are still being validated, so that figure could be considerably… Read more »

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Money raised at Southwell Floodfest for flood forum

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The rain didn’t stop families in Southwell from enjoy their annual Floodfest event on Sunday. The family fun day was organised by the Southwell Lions and Rotary club in partnership with Southwell Flood Forum. Visitors enjoyed an afternoon of activities including music performances, sport games, craft, food and drink stalls. Traditional games included welly wanging,… Read more »

Concern re development on Beckett’s Field

Posted & filed under Flood Mitigation, In The Press.

The recent approval of the Miller Homes development on Beckett’s Field off Nottingham Road has caused great concern among Southwell Flood Forum and residents. Recent media attention before the planning meeting, highlighted and emphasised our previous stated concerns. The development is in a particularly sensitive location opposite the Minster School bordered by Potwell Dyke which… Read more »

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£1/4m for flood defences

Posted & filed under Flooding News, In The Press.

After months of speculation, Newark and Sherwood District Council has agreed to contribute £¼m towards flood mitigation in the area. However, Southwell, one of the worst affected areas of the July 2013 floods, still doesn’t know how much of that it will receive. A flood mitigation scheme for Southwell will cost £1.875m. The Government has… Read more »


Community Model of Flood Risk

Posted & filed under In The Press, The University of Nottingham Community Participation Workshops.

Southwell residents are busy creating a community model of flood risk. This model will be unlike the traditional hydrological modelling which has been commissioned by Nottinghamshire County Council. Instead of looking at the flow of water, we will explore different hotspots of risk during the 2013 flood event, how that risk moved through the town,… Read more »

Repair and Renew Grant for Flooded Homes and Businesses

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  Repair and Renew Event Programme (includes information on Mitigation Funding, Property Level Protection and Community Emergency Plan) The Repair and Renew Grant is available to help flooded homes and businesses with the cost of installing flood protection to your home or business to make you more flood resilient and resistant. The application form can be downloaded, printed and completed… Read more »

Bramley – December edition – news update

Posted & filed under Flooding News, In The Press.

We are delighted that the Chancellor has confirmed in his Autumn Statement that Southwell will be receiving Grant in Aid funding which, together with the Environment Agency funding covers about 54% of the total costs of mitigation to reduce our flood risk. Read more