Flash flooding hit Southwell last year Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Southwell flood residents told ‘be prepared’ a year on

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Nottinghamshire County Council is warning residents to ‘be prepared’ a year on since the summer flash floods hit Southwell. The area was badly flooded last year, forcing some people out of their homes. Residents are being advised to have emergency supplies in case it happens again. View on the ITV web site…

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Southwell residents commemorate flood anniversary

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The community of Southwell will come together later for a ‘Flood Fest’ to commemorate last year’s flood which affected almost 100 homes. There will be sport, a BBQ, music and the first annual Southwell Tug o’ War Championship. The local residents will also tae part in the mass singing of a song for Southwell –… Read more »


Southwell floods: Volunteers sign up at flood forum event

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Volunteers signed up to help Southwell cope in the event of future flooding during a drop-in session at the library. More than 60 people attended the Southwell Flood Forum event, which featured stalls and information about issues such as flood resilience measures and home insurance. Mrs Jacky Huson, of the flood forum, said 22 people… Read more »

Bramley June edition – news update

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Southwell Flood Forum members have had a number of meetings with high profile politicians in these busy pre-by-election weeks. They’ve all been very impressed with the way the Flood Forum is working hard to make a difference and gathered such tremendous momentum. They heard personal stories about the long-term impact of flooding and how people… Read more »

Mark Spencer MP.

MP: Flooding just as bad as in Somerset

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Somerset residents were inundated with flooding earlier this year but Mr Spencer said the number of houses affected in his constituency was probably greater. The MP said if there were a repeat of the same disastrous weather conditions in future, water needed to be removed from the village much quicker and its rapid progress down… Read more »

Southwell floods: David Cameron to look at backdating compensation payments

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New Newark MP Mr Robert Jenrick’s first question in Parliament related to flooding in Southwell. During Prime Minister’s Questions today, Mr Jenrick said: “I regret to inform the Prime Minister that the town of Southwell in my constituency was again flooded last week. “Would the Prime Minister re-affirm his commitment to support my proposal that… Read more »