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Nottingham Post Environment Awards – submission for the Environmental Community of the Year

Posted & filed under Blog, Fundraising, Watercourse Clearing.

We’ll be sitting on the edge of our chairs waiting for the announcement of winners of the Nottingham Post Environment Awards at the ceremony on Wednesday 12th November at Nottingham Belfry Hotel Southwell Flood Forum was encouraged to enter the 2014 Nottingham Post Environment Awards and we are thrilled to have been shortlisted in the Environmental Community of the Year category… Read more »


Nottingham Road Culverts

Posted & filed under Blog, Potwell Dyke Flood Group.

The culverts under Nottingham Road and Hallougton Road have been inspected by Nottinghamshire County Council and apart from a temporary sign and two kerb stones which are going to be removed the flows through the culverts are not impeded as the photographs below show. These culverts handle water coming out of “Springfield Dumble” which runs… Read more »

Flood study must cover entire town

Posted & filed under In The Press.

A study of flooding in Southwell needs to be fully comprehensive and take into account the whole town, according to residents and councillors. Nottinghamshire County Council is to undertake a flood modelling study following July’s severe flooding. At a town council meeting, members said it needed to take into account the whole of the Southwell… Read more »


3D Topographic Map of Southwell

Posted & filed under Blog, Halam Hill Flood Group, Potwell Dyke Flood Group.

This 3D map created by Kath and Andy Wimble shows just how Southwell sits in a valley with the dumbles that flow into the main water-course – the Potwell Dyke. It also shows the secondary water-courses which flow from Halam Hill and Norwood Park. Photographed by Chris Knapton, Richfield Industrial In an interview with the… Read more »


3D map helps raise flooding awareness

Posted & filed under In The Press.

A 3D model of Southwell has been created in a bid to understand what caused the recent flooding. The map uses contour lines to demonstrate the gradient of hills to show how run-off from neighbouring fields flowed into the Potwell Dyke, also known as the Dumbles, and down into the town. More than 140 homes… 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 »

New homes flood fears

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Further concerns have been raised about a project to build 40 homes in Southwell after recent flooding. The town council’s planning committee renewed its objection to plans to build on land off Halloughton Road, despite amendments to the scheme. Councillors, who previously said the proposed homes were unsuitable, added strong concerns about the suitability of… Read more »

Drains could not cope

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THE area’s flooding problems were discussed by Southwell Town Council planning committee on Wednesday. Members said drainage problems in the town were to blame for last week’s flooded roads in the town. Mr Graham Ball said the Co- op store and the health centre on The Ropewalk had balancing tanks that pumped the water into… Read more »