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Property Flood Resilience – Drop in sessions

Wednesday 15th and 22nd May – 2.30 to 7.30pm

Admiral Rodney, King Street, Southwell.

The Southwell Flood Alleviation Scheme is moving forward and one of the initial proposals to be implemented is to design and install Property Flood Resilience measures for a number of homes to help protect them against future flooding.

This work is being joint funded by Nottinghamshire County Council (NCC) and DEFRA (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) and will be delivered by a specialist contractor, Whitehouse Construction, on behalf of NCC.

These Property Flood Resilience (PFR) measures are designed to complement several other flood mitigation proposals within the town which include both natural and engineered solutions. These are being developed for delivery and will be discussed with the community in due course.

NCC has arranged drop-in sessions for Whitehouse Construction to discuss PFR in more detail and make appointments for flood risk surveys with residents who have received Southwell PFR letters from NCC.

The sessions are focussed primarily for those residents but NCC has confirmed that other residents who were affected by flooding are welcome to attend to find out more about the progress on the design of flood mitigation proposals throughout town.

There will also be representation from Nottinghamshire County Council’s Flood Risk Management Team, Via East Midlands, Trent Rivers Trust and the National Flood Forum to help answer any additional queries you have.

Measures to reduce risk of Southwell homes flooding moves closer

Posted & filed under Blog, Community Resilience, Flood Mitigation, In The Press, Natural Flood Management.

Nottinghamshire County Council press release 4th April 2019 As part of its wider £5m flood mitigation proposals, Nottinghamshire County Council has reached the final stages of securing a contractor to undertake the work needed to make sure that homes in Southwell which are most vulnerable to future flooding are as well-protected as possible. This follows… Read more »

Town Meeting on Flooding – 20th March, 2019

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Town Meeting – Wednesday 20th March 2019 – 18.30 to 20.00 – Southwell Library This is organised by Southwell Town Council as part of their regular Council meeting schedule and will have a particular focus on flooding issues. Southwell Flood Forum SFF will be giving a presentation on the Southwell Road Closure Scheme and Communications… Read more »

Working with Natural Processes – the evidence behind Natural Flood Management

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The Environment Agency organised a series of 14 NFM Roadshows throughout the country. Some delegates from Southwell Flood Forum attended the East Midlands event on 29th May 2018. Here is the programme with links to each of the presentations – which includes one from Josh Wells, PhD student at Brackenhurst. Josh has since built on… Read more »

Community Event – Improving Flood Resilience in Southwell – 3rd April 2019

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Bramley article – March 2019 Through the “Improving Flood Resilience in Southwell” project, The Southwell Flood Forum, Trent Rivers Trust, National Flood Forum and Nottinghamshire County Council have been working on measures to improve flood resilience within the town. This project is now well underway, and the project managers invite you to Southwell Library on… Read more »

Yorkshire Water starts to plant 1 million trees – helps flood risk

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A new Northern Forest will strengthen and accelerate the benefits of community forestry, support landscape scale working for nature, deliver a wide range of benefits including helping to reduce flood risk, and adapt some of the UK’s major towns and cities to projected climate change. Yorkshire Water starts to plant 1 million trees over 10… Read more »

National Flood Forum bulletin – December 2018

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NFF December 2018 Bulletin includes a call for stories on the impact of dergulation and weak enforcement on social and environmental well-being in regards to flood risk. This is over and above the more visible damage to buildings and homes. It also includes an article on the NFM project at Shipston – who were also… Read more »

National Flood Forum Bulletin – May 2018 –

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This bulletin includes an update on the National Planning Policy Framework consultation, and an introduction to Shani Lambert who started working for National Flood Forum on 3rd May as a Community Project officer in Southwell within the FRAMES project for ‘Improving Flood Resilience in Southwell’. We are delighted to welcome Shani and her enthusiasm to… Read more »