Posted & filed under Blog, Emergency Planning, Events.

Southwell Town Council has organised for community groups in town to have a flag on display in the town flagholders over shops from Thursday 3rd September until the Bramley Festival. They may also be on display next year if the weather is kind to the flags!!

As a significant community action group in Southwell, we are pleased to be included in this display.

Some wardens met at social distance on Bank Holiday Monday to launch the flag. Quite by chance, almost all huddles were represented! Plus our canine and baby mascots!

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Roger Adley (NOTT/WEST), Richard Harvey (KIRK), Ros Adley behind Richard (NOTT/WEST), Penny Rainbow (LKR), Liz Walker (WEST), Norman Mure (NEW), Jacky Huson (CHET), Andy and Marion Weaver (STN), Keith Perry (CHET), Dave Sheard, Bobbie and Blaze (LKR), Annette, Pete and baby William Willoughby-Hancock (CHET)


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Richard Harvey (KIRK), Roger and Ros Adley (NOTT/WEST), Jacky Huson (CHET), Liz Walker (WEST), Penny Rainbow (LKR),  Keith Perry (CHET), Norman Mure (NEW), Andy and Marion Weaver (STN), , Dave Sheard, Bobbie and Blaze (LKR), Annette, Pete and baby William Willoughby-Hancock (CHET)





Notice from Severn Trent Water

Posted & filed under Blog, Community Resilience.

We’ve all found ourselves in unprecedented times with COVID-19 over the last few months. Many of us are at still at home more and looking for ways to keep busy. Everyone’s cleaning the car or the patio more, and making their gardens look lovely, all of which uses a lot of water. It’s been quite… Read more »

Natural Flood Management news

Posted & filed under Blog, Community Resilience, Flood Mitigation, Natural Flood Management, Trent Rivers Trust.

Work continues to transform Southwell’s flood defences Nottinghamshire County Council is working alongside Trent Rivers Trust, local farmers and various partners to drastically improve flood defences in Southwell. This work forms part of a wider scheme worth up to £5m which will involve engineering work to construct new flood defences across the town as well… Read more »

Celebrating the FRAMES project: Improving Flood Resilience within Southwell

Posted & filed under Blog, Community Resilience, Events, FRAMES, Natural Flood Management, Trent Rivers Trust.

Work to improve Southwell’s flood resilience is being celebrated at a free event at Southwell Library on 11 March, 6.00pm – 8.30pm.  The event, open to all residents, will showcase the work undertaken by Southwell Flood Forum, National Flood Forum, Trent Rivers Trust and Nottinghamshire County Council as part of the FRAMES project ‘Improving Flood… Read more »

Fishlake’s story – helps us understand community resilience

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

This story about Fishlake’s flooding will resonate with many in Southwell. A warning that we mustn’t forget why we need to keep an eye on maintenance of drains, ditches, Potwell Dyke, strainers/gratings on culvert or become complacent that our flooding problem is solved because we’ve had mitigation installed. Community resilience and “feeling that you’re doing… Read more »

Urgent appeal from National Flood Forum to help flooded communities

Posted & filed under Blog, Community Resilience, National Flood Forum Bulletins.

From National Flood Forum “We help and support people recovering from the devastation floods have left behind. Our vehicles are crucial to our work, one has achieved over 170,000 miles, both urgently need replacing. As a charity we cover the whole of England and Wales, but we only have two vehicles and our recovery trailer… Read more »

Flooding Mitigation work makes good progress

Posted & filed under Blog, Flood Mitigation, In The Press.

News from Nottinghamshire County Council – 1st October 2019 As part of its wider £5m flood mitigation proposals, Nottinghamshire County Council and its partners are working hard in Southwell to make sure that homes which are most vulnerable to future flooding are as well-protected as possible. Substantial progress has been made in developing detailed designs… Read more »

FRAMES Community Event – 3rd April 2019

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This event showcased the comprehensive work that the two Project Officers in the European funded FRAMES project, Josh Wells and Shani Lambert are achieving in Southwell on Natural Flood Management and Community Resilience Dave Sheard, Lead on the Southwell Flood Forum’s Community Resilience and Emergency Planning team gave a presentation on the Southwell Road Closure… Read more »

Town Meeting – Wednesday 20th March 2019

Posted & filed under Blog.

This meeting was organised by Southwell Town Council as part of their regular Council meeting schedule and had a particular focus on flooding issues, with the aim of briefing Councillors and residents about the Communications Hub which will be set up in the Town Council offices in an emergency. Dave Sheard, Lead on the Southwell… Read more »