‘Unprecedented’ storms and floods are more common than we think’

Posted & filed under Blog, Flood Mitigation, In The Press.

Press Release from University of Cambridge, issued by the British Society of Geomorphology Flooding experts say flood risk has been ‘grossly underestimated’, putting lives at risk The recent ‘unprecedented’ flooding in north-west England might be more common than currently believed, a group of scientists has warned. A team of experts from the Universities of Aberystwyth,… Read more »

Where Have All Our Gardens Gone?

Posted & filed under Blog, Community Resilience, In The Press.

Urban Britain is paving over its front gardens. Lawns, hedges and hollyhocks are being replaced by tarmac and car ports. Each garden may be tiny, but with over 50 million front gardens in the UK, the numbers really add up. It’s an environmental problem, quite literally on our doorsteps, and Jheni Osman is finding out… Read more »

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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 »