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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 for five capital schemes in the town to help make the community more resilient to flooding. Delivery of numerous natural flood management schemes and the implementation of property level resilience measures have also commenced.

Initial drainage and natural flood management works have been undertaken along the Springfield Dumble with further drainage works programmed for Spring 2020. Highway “super gullies” are programmed to be installed this Autumn along a section of Hallam Road which will feed into the existing attenuation pond.  There will be a need to close a section of Hallam Road in order to allow sufficient safe working space for the workforce to deliver this scheme. Local bus services will advise of their amended services and there will be a local diversion route signed for the duration of the closure.

Improvements to drainage along the Southwell Trail is progressing well. Works to improve the trails connection to the River Greet are programmed for this Autumn with the main trail works set to start in Winter.

The detailed design process for the Potwell Dyke attenuation off Church Street is ongoing with works expected to start Summer 2020. Investigations continue across Southwell to inform the design process looking at area wide drainage improvements.

Over summer a project to reduce surface water discharge from Lowes Wong School by installing sustainable urban drainage systems began.  The project sets out to protect not only the Lowes Wong School, but also residents of the Ropewalk and neighbouring areas.  Once complete pupils will be able to enjoy a new ‘water orchard’.

The programme of PFR installation is progressing well.  On receipt of signed customer agreements from property owners we agree an installation date for the works with the resident. If you have received an agreement and are yet to return it please do so

The county council is also working with the Southwell Flood Forum, Trent Rivers Trust and the National Flood Forum and many other partners to install natural flood management (NFM) features on land upstream of Southwell to help improve the town’s overall flood defences.

This work, worth £230,000, is part funded through the county council and the European Regional Development Fund.

 

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

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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 »

Measures to reduce risk of Southwell homes flooding moves closer

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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 »

Flood Re March 2019 newsletter

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‘Let’s Talk About Flooding’ In support of National Flood Forum and Scottish Flood Forum, Flood Re has been touring the UK with a series of regional events to bring together those living in flood risk communities. Through the ‘Let’s Talk About Flooding’ and ‘Tackling Flooding Together’ events, experiences of flooding and concerns have been shared… 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 »