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“Supporting a Resilient Southwell” event will take place between 10:30 and  16:00 on Sunday 15th May 2016 at Nottingham Trent University, Brackenhurst campus

See information about the talks, speakers and training sessions here


This day will be of interest for everyone, not only those at risk at flooding, but for all who could be faced with an emergency or incident which affects our everyday life.


Families are welcome – children will be interested in the Emergency vehicles and, as future citizens, understanding resilience is key to the safety of our town.


At noon, we are delighted to welcome Dr Amit Bajracharya talking about his experiences working with communities in Nepal following the recent earthquake. This will be followed by a buffet lunch.

To book your free place on the Supporting a Resilient Southwell  visit the  booking page at

Sessions including the following topics will be repeated morning and afternoon.

  • Understanding weather
  • How to prepare a Household Emergency Plan
  • How to prepare a grab bag
  • SuDS
  • A PhD student at Nottingham Trent University will display information on his research on ‘Flooding in Southwell’ and guide a walk on his Natural Flood Management project
  • Southwell Flood Forum and Southwell Town Council on the Emergency Communications Hub (obligatory for Wardens, open to all attendees)

Displays at the event will include:

  • Nottinghamshire Police Forward Response Vehicle and how the Police work in an emergency situation.
  • Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service crew from the Southwell station will be displaying information and emergency equipment.
  • Trent Rivers Trust will be demonstrating methods of Natural Flood Management (NFM).

There is also Road Closure Warden refresher training scheduled between 12.45 and 14.30.

This is for existing Wardens to refresh their skills but is open to all those who may be interested in becoming a Warden or finding out what it entails.

Sessions include:

  • Nottinghamshire County Council on the Community Road Closure Scheme,
  • A practical session on how to correctly place the road closure signage,
  • Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service on Water Safety,
  • The Met Office on ‘Understanding the Weather’
  • Nottinghamshire County Council on Manual Handling.

Book your free place here

If you have any questions regarding the event or are interested in training as a Warden, please contact or call 07515442032.


This is a joint campaign by Southwell Flood Forum and Southwell Town Council to increase personal and community resilience