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 Flood Forum’s Community Resilience and Emergency Planning team gave a presentation on the Southwell Road Closure Scheme and Communications Hub
Josh Wells, Project Officer with Trent Rivers Trust gave a brief introduction to his projects within FRAMES on natural flood management. This has developed from his research as a PhD student at Nottingham Trent University and the physical interventions and monitoring he has done on land at Brackenhurst.
Jacky Huson gave a brief update on Shani Lambert’s work as Southwell Flood Project Officer with National Flood Forum on community resilience.
Tim Farr Chair of Southwell Flood Forum gave an update on the Southwell Flood Alleviation Scheme with an opportunity for questions from residents.
Josh and Shani gave more detailed, dedicated presentations at a community event on Wednesday 3rd April