Liz Walker, Mrs Rita Gwillam, Mrs Audrey Levy and Mr Tom Winter.

Flood forum’s wildlife haven hope for dyke

Posted & filed under Blog, In The Press, Watercourse Clearing.

Volunteers who have been clearing a dyke say a wildlife haven could be created in a previously neglected area. A team of volunteers worked with Southwell Flood Forum at a section of Potwell Dyke behind Coghill Court sheltered housing, off Westgate. They were served refreshments by the elderly residents, some in their 90s, who were… Read more »

Save Fiskerton Tip

Posted & filed under Blog, Watercourse Clearing.

Fiskerton Tip is a well used Recycling Centre. It has been earmarked for closure to save £100,000. There are concerns that the inconvenience of driving to a tip further away will result in an increase in fly-tipping rubbish that could end up in our ditches and watercourses causing increased risk of flooding. This would be… Read more »

© Newark Advertiser - Thank-you lunch for the Potwell Dyke volunteers at the Hearty Goodfellow

Volunteers thanked for flood response

Posted & filed under In The Press, Potwell Dyke Flood Group, Watercourse Clearing.

Volunteers who helped to clear out Southwell’s Potwell Dyke following July’s disastrous floods enjoyed a slap-up pub lunch as a thank you. Members of Southwell Flood Forum gathered at the Hearty Goodfellow on Church Street, where they enjoyed soup, sandwiches and drinks. Church Street was among those worst hit by the flooding after the dyke… Read more »


Helping to stem the tide

Posted & filed under In The Press, Potwell Dyke Flood Group, Watercourse Clearing.

Residents worked together to hold back a potential flood after a warning was received for Southwell. They rallied to clean out a dyke after receiving an alert from the Environment Agency that there was a possibility of flooding when a severe weather warning was issued. Mr Mark Bertolini, chairman of Southwell Flood Forum, also called… Read more »


Dyke Clearing Day

Posted & filed under Blog, Potwell Dyke Flood Group, Watercourse Clearing.

Nothing like the weather warning  to stir people into action! Southwell Flood Forum Chairman, Mark Bertolini made a last minute decision to “do something” to help clear the huge amounts of debris that was washed down stream a month ago and was slowing down the flow of the water course.   The flood alert the… Read more »

Dyke could not cope

Posted & filed under Blog, In The Press, Potwell Dyke Flood Group, Watercourse Clearing.

Heavy rain overwhelming drains and sewers, and the overflowing of the Potwell Dyke were the main contributors to flooding in Southwell in July, according to the results of a survey completed by residents. Surveys from affected homes have been collected by Southwell Flood Forum and the Potwell Dyke Flood Group. The results suggested the Potwell… Read more »