Posted & filed under Community Resilience, Flood Mitigation, Planning, Potwell Dyke Flood Group.

Representatives from Nottinghamshire County Council, VIA East Midlands Ltd and other key agencies will be present for a Southwell Community Flood Mitigation drop in session on Thursday 16th May at Southwell Library. There will be an overview of the projects that have been completed on flood risk management in Southwell since the flood event in 2013. Information will be provided hon the difference it has made to reduce the flood risk, plus the remaining work which includes the design and timescale for Potwell Dyke alleviation.
In the light of climate change, experience gained following the impact of Babet and Henk, plus improved knowledge on flooding, Nottinghamshire County Council is looking at new ways to deal with this increasing problem.
Do come along to find out more, ask your questions, air any concerns and meet members of Southwell Flood Forum core committee.

National Flood Forum webinars

Posted & filed under Community Resilience, Emergency Planning, Flood Mitigation, insurance - Flood Re, National Flood Forum Bulletins, Natural Flood Management, Planning, SuDS.

National Flood Forum has been arranging a series of zoom meetings during lockdown with a series of expert speakers. Topics covered a range of relevant topics including ‘Working with local Councils’, ‘Weather forecasting’, ‘Digital maps’, ‘Riparian owners and management’, ‘Natural Flood Management’, ‘Working with water companies’, ‘Planning framework’, ‘SUDS and adoption’. These have been immensely useful… Read more »

Sainsburys Consultation July 2021

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Here’s a link to the newsletter about the Sainsbury’s consultation This can be printed off for people who don’t have access to the internet.   Here’s the online ‘public exhibition’ consultation Here’s the link for the feedback form   You can contact Sainsbury’s Community Representatives Phone: 0800 080 3262 Email:

Flood and coastal risk management strategy 2020

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Here is the Environment Agency FCERM strategy which was launched in September 2020 and on which the webinar at the Flood and Coast conference ‘Creating Climate Resilient Places’ was based. Community resilience and involvement in decisions about their environment is a key feature in the strategy for example (edited extracts) Local people and local partners… Read more »

Planning for the future – consultation response to Part 1.

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National Flood Forum collated responses from local flood action groups, including Southwell Flood Forum and sent this letter (download) to the Minister for Housing, Communities and Local Government – our MP Rt Hon Robert Jenrick is Secretary of State for this department. A major planning overhaul in England will allow ‘automatic’ planning permission for new… Read more »