Posted & filed under Blog, Community Resilience, Events, FRAMES, Natural Flood Management, Trent Rivers Trust.

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 Hub – this will explain

  • why this scheme has been devised
    how it might affect you
    how you can help its smooth operation
    the role of the Councillors in the Communications Hub

It will be an opportunity to meet some of the Road Closure Wardens who volunteer in your neighbourhood.

This INTERREG project funded by the North Sea Region European Regional Development fund has two streams.

a) Josh Wells, Project Officer with Trent Rivers Trust will talk briefly on his projects on natural flood management.
b) Shani Lambert, Southwell Flood Project Officer with National Flood Forum has a prior commitment and is unable to come to the meeting, so we itemise the projects she is developing on community resilience.
This may whet your appetite for the more detailed, dedicated presentation Josh and Shani are doing on Wednesday 3rd April (see below)


Southwell Flood Alleviation Scheme

Tim Farr Chair of Southwell Flood Forum will give an update on the SFAS with an opportunity for questions from residents.

Councillors will continue with their full Council meeting afterwards in the library meeting room.

Working with Natural Processes – the evidence behind Natural Flood Management

Posted & filed under Blog, Community Resilience, Flood Mitigation, Natural Flood Management, Nottingham Trent University.

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

Posted & filed under Blog, Community Resilience, Events, FRAMES, In The Press, Natural Flood Management, Trent Rivers Trust.

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 »

Yorkshire Water starts to plant 1 million trees – helps flood risk

Posted & filed under Blog, Community Resilience, Flood Mitigation, Natural Flood Management.

A new Northern Forest will strengthen and accelerate the benefits of community forestry, support landscape scale working for nature, deliver a wide range of benefits including helping to reduce flood risk, and adapt some of the UK’s major towns and cities to projected climate change. Yorkshire Water starts to plant 1 million trees over 10… Read more »

National Flood Forum bulletin – December 2018

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NFF December 2018 Bulletin includes a call for stories on the impact of dergulation and weak enforcement on social and environmental well-being in regards to flood risk. This is over and above the more visible damage to buildings and homes. It also includes an article on the NFM project at Shipston – who were also… Read more »

Southwell Flood Alleviation Scheme is taking shape

Posted & filed under Blog, Community Resilience, Flood Mitigation, Flooding News.

Report from Nottinghamshire County Council – November 2018 Vice-chairman of Nottinghamshire County Council’s Communities and Place Committee, Councillor Phil Rostance tells how the £5m Flood Alleviation Scheme to transform Southwell’s flood defences is now gaining momentum We know that flooding devastates local communities. Southwell has of course suffered repeated, extensive flooding in recent years. Which… Read more »

A potential reduction in insurance for households in flood-prone areas

Posted & filed under Community Resilience, In The Press, Insurance, insurance - Flood Re.

On the 1st October 2018, FloodRe announced that from the 1st January 2019, they will be reducing the levy they charge to insurance companies. It is believed the upcoming reduction will result in a reduction in the cost of flood insurance cover for those living in areas of the UK that have a significant risk… Read more »