National Flood Forum Bulletin – December 2017 – community input to National Flood and Coastal Risk Management (FCRM)

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The Christmas message from National Flood Forum includes some key points we and other community groups made toward the Environment’s Agency scoping exercise to determine furture strategy. It also includes a message from Bob Haddon, one of the finalists (like us) in the Flood Re Local Heroes Award Read the bulletin here December 2017 Bulletin

Southwell could gain £350,000 for flood work

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A grant of £350,000 could be given to Southwell over the next three years towards work to reduce the risk of flooding. Nottinghamshire County Council has applied for the money from the Trent Regional Flood and Coastal Committee. It was approved in principle by the finance sub-committee and will now go to the main Trent… Read more »

DEFRA and DECC publish their departmental plans 2015-2020

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The Defra 2015-2020 plan   Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs publishes its departmental plan for 2015-2020, outlining priority areas in flooding, air pollution and wildlife diversity  The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has released its five-year plan for delivering a cleaner, healthier environment while encouraging growth and prosperity in the UK’s… Read more »

Normal weather is a thing of the past

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From Communications and Management for Sustainability (CMS) A relentless sequence of storms, record rainfall and sustained very high river flows in parts of the UK meant that December was an extraordinary month in both meteorological and hydrological terms, with wet conditions across the north contributed to the wettest calendar month on record for the UK… Read more »