Flood Defence funding announced for Southwell

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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 in the Bramley newspaper

£2.3 billion to be spent on new flood defences

Posted & filed under Flood Mitigation, Flooding News, In The Press.

Better protection for homes, businesses and farmland will be provided under a six-year £2.3 billion flood defence programme. Homes, businesses and farmland from Lancashire to Essex will be better protected from floods by an unprecedented six-year £2.3 billion flood defence programme announced by the government. This first ever long-term investment programme will protect over 300,000… Read more »

Southwell was flooded in 2013

Southwell to get £720,000 from government for flood defences

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Southwell will receive more than £700,000 of state funding for flood defences. The Secretary of State for the Environment, Liz Truss, this morning announced in Parliament that £720,000 of funding will be heading to the town – but a £125,000 local contribution is required for the works to be completed. Lowdham and Gunthorpe will also… Read more »

Model will help in efforts to stop flooding

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The first major stage of a hydraulic model that will be used to help understand flooding in Southwell has been completed. The model has been created as part of a study led by Nottinghamshire County Council It duplicates the flooding experienced in July 2013 and will be used to develop possible flood-protection solutions. The county… Read more »


Southwell Flood Fund reaches £15,000

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Money flows in for Southwell Flood Forum appeal Residents have raised £15,000 towards measures to protect Southwell from future flooding. Southwell Flood Forum wants to raise £125,000 as a community contribution to mitigation measures in the town. The flood forum, made up of residents, is working with agencies such as Nottinghamshire County Council, the Environment… Read more »

Brendan Haigh Chair of Southwell Civic Society presenting the cheque to Rob Jordan, Co-Chair of Southwell Flood Forum, alongside Potwell Dyke

Civic Society presents cheque

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A group dedicated to preserving Southwell presented a cheque to a group that is trying to protect the town from future flooding Southwell Civic Society presented £1,153 raised at its annual garden party to Southwell Flood Forum on 20th September The money will go towards the community cost of providing flood mitigation measures for the… Read more »

Nottingham Post Environmental Awards

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Southwell Flood Forum is a contender for this year’s Nottingham Post Environmental Awards When hundreds of homes in one of Nottinghamshire’s most historic towns were flooded last summer, it was the catalyst for a team of volunteers to finally tackle Southwell’s flooding issues. Read more on the Nottingham Post web site…


Garden party showcases Southwell flood-defence equipment

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The event at Westhorpe Lodge, Westhorpe, hosted by Mr and Mrs John Holmes, raised money towards the community contribution to flood mitigation measures in the town. Mrs Katy Todd, a member of Southwell Flood Forum, said it was a chance for residents to see what the road-closure equipment looked like. “It was a chance to… Read more »