Normal weather is a thing of the past

Posted & filed under Blog, Flood Mitigation, Flooding News.

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 »

Dr Jillian Labadz interview on Radio Nottingham

Posted & filed under Community Resilience, Events, Flooding News, Media Interviews, Nottingham Trent University.

Dr Jillian Labadz, lecturer at Nottingham Trent University talks about the flooding in Cumbria, the impact on a community, what can be done and how Flood Forums, such as ours in Southwell can greatly contribute towards managing flood risk, help a community be prepared and recover from flooding. Listen to her interview with Richard Allen… Read more »

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£1/4m for flood defences

Posted & filed under Flooding News, In The Press.

After months of speculation, Newark and Sherwood District Council has agreed to contribute £¼m towards flood mitigation in the area. However, Southwell, one of the worst affected areas of the July 2013 floods, still doesn’t know how much of that it will receive. A flood mitigation scheme for Southwell will cost £1.875m. The Government has… Read more »

Repair and Renew Grant for Flooded Homes and Businesses

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  Repair and Renew Event Programme (includes information on Mitigation Funding, Property Level Protection and Community Emergency Plan) The Repair and Renew Grant is available to help flooded homes and businesses with the cost of installing flood protection to your home or business to make you more flood resilient and resistant. The application form can be downloaded, printed and completed… Read more »

Bramley – December edition – news update

Posted & filed under Flooding News, In The Press.

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  

Government Grant in Aid funding confirmed in the Autumn Statement for Southwell Flood Mitigation Plan

Posted & filed under Blog, Flood Mitigation, Flooding News, Fundraising.

We welcome the exciting news in the Autumn Statement that the Chancellor, George Osborne has acknowledged the need for flood mitigation for Southwell in DEFRA’s six-year £2.3 billion flood defence programme (see interactive map) See press release for more information The Chancellor visited Southwell in May during the by-election to see for himself the scale of Southwell’s flooding and hear from residents the… Read more »