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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 Scheme, Communications Hub, Water Safety and personal preparedness

Dave’s presentation on Emergency Planning 2019

Shani Lambert, Community Flood Project Officer with National Flood Forum explained the background to the FRAMES programme and how it related particularly to Southwell with her projects on working with Southwell Flood Forum, Estate Agents and Riparian Owners plus organising events, raising awareness in schools and the community.

Shani’s Presentation – Community Resilience 3 April

Josh Wells, Project Officer with Trent Rivers Trust explained how he has developed further natural flood management interventions (bunds, leaky barriers, buffer strips, afforestation, farm track water diversions) installed by the Trent Rivers Trust to temporarily retain water within the upper parts of the catchment

Josh’s Presentation – Natural Flood Management 3 April

Nottinghamshire County Council were unable to attend the meeting, so Shani spoke about the flood risk management work which involves installing retrofit SuDS across the whole site at Lowes Wong School

Lowes Wong presentation 3 April

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 »

Property Flood Resilience – Drop in sessions – Wednesday 15th and 22nd May – 2.30pm to 7.30pm

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Property Flood Resilience – Drop in sessions Wednesday 15th and 22nd May – 2.30 to 7.30pm Admiral Rodney, King Street, Southwell. The Southwell Flood Alleviation Scheme is moving forward and one of the initial proposals to be implemented is to design and install Property Flood Resilience measures for a number of homes to help protect… 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 »

Taking measures to tackle flooding in Southwell

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A muddy field at the highest point overlooking Southwell Minster is the scene of the latest moves in the £4.5m scheme to avoid a repeat of the torrents of water that flooded the town in the summer of 2013. Read more in the Newark Advertiser article about Josh Wells’ work with Trent Rivers Trust on… 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 »