A pub damaged by flooding last summer is preparing to reopen tomorrow. The Bramley Apple Inn, Church Street, Southwell, has been fully redecorated and refurbished with a new bar, flooring and upholstery. Two months’ rain fell in 30 minutes in July, causing Potwell Dyke to burst its banks and flood the pub. Landlords Mr James… Read more »
George Osborne says his government “will act” to support flood defences in Southwell. The chancellor promised the community could “rest assured” that after seeing the damage last summer’s floods did to the town himself, it was high on both his and the Prime Minister’s agenda. But Osborne would not go as far as committing funds,… Read more »
The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, was at the Bramley Apple pub in Southwell today (Tuesday) detailing Government support on flooding. He told the Advertiser the Treasury would contribute towards a £1.8m plan aimed at improving Southwell’s flood defences.
Mark Bertolini and Katy Todd were invited on behalf of the Flood Forum, along with other organisations in Newark, to meet with the Prime Minister when he made another election visit on 2nd June 2014. It was an opportunity to tell him what had happened, and that it wasn’t the first time we had flooding in the town. He accepted… Read more »
A dyke might be created on a Southwell playing field to prevent homes from flooding. The town’s flood forum has drawn up the plan for Harvey’s Field. It would involve reducing the level of the field so it could act as a balancing pond in the event of Potwell Dyke flooding. Read more
Interviews with Southwell Flood Forum and Nottinghamshire County Council discussing the Road Closure Policy in Southwell.
Members of the Southwell Flood Forum have received training in road closures in advance of any potential flooding this winter. The town was badly affected last Summer after four inches of rain fell in just an hour, leaving more than 200 homes damaged. Volunteers will now be able to put up warning signs and close… Read more »
More than £½m has been pledged towards flood defence schemes in Southwell by Nottinghamshire County Council. At a meeting of the council’s transport and highways committee, councillors approved plans to bid for money towards flood defences from the government and for the council to make a contribution towards schemes. Mr Bruce Laughton, Southwell’s county councillor,… Read more »
RESIDENTS of one of Nottinghamshire’s most historic towns have been urged to dip into their own pockets to persuade the Government that it should fund a scheme to prevent catastrophic floods happening again. Around 240 homes were flooded when Southwell was hit by 80mm of rainfall in less than two hours on the evening of… Read more »
More than 150 people attended a public meeting tonight to see a computer model which demonstrated how Southwell was affected by flooding in July. The meeting at The Minster School, Southwell, was organised by Southwell Flood Forum to discuss what progress had been made since the flooding in the town and the next steps towards… Read more »