Posted & filed under Community Resilience, Emergency Planning, Flood Mitigation, FRAMES, Natural Flood Management, Nottingham Trent University, Trent Rivers Trust, Watercourse Clearing.

This is usually a national two-day event at Telford and Tim Farr and Jacky Huson attended in 2017 when Tim was invited to give a presentation on Southwell Flood Forum and be on a panel.

This year they are offering a series of webinars, the first of which is Creating Climate Resilient Places.

These digital sessions will take place from the first October 13th through to June 29th 2021 when the next face-to-face conference will take place in Telford.

We are delighted that Jacky Huson has been invited to join the panel representing a community group at the Flood and Coast Conference alongside other notable people in the flood world on October 13th.

It is a recognition of the hard work of volunteers and residents who have worked alongside the Risk Management Authorities to obtain support and the best possible outcome for reducing flood risk in our town.

It’s an ongoing project – long-term maintenance and sustainability is key for an enduring legacy of this work.

 

How Natural Flood Management improved flood-risk resilience in Southwell

Posted & filed under Flood Mitigation, Natural Flood Management, Nottingham Trent University, SuDS, Trent Rivers Trust.

The Southwell FRAMES Pilot Trent Rivers Trust (TRT) led the Southwell Pilot project, which sought to improve flood resilience in Southwell through natural flood management (NFM) intervention and community engagement. During its three-year lifespan Southwell’s FRAMES project improved flood-risk resilience in the present day and for the future. In this newsletter (link to Trent Rivers… Read more »

Community group town flag launch

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Southwell Town Council has organised for community groups in town to have a flag on display in the town flagholders over shops from Thursday 3rd September until the Bramley Festival. They may also be on display next year if the weather is kind to the flags!! As a significant community action group in Southwell, we… Read more »

Notice from Severn Trent Water

Posted & filed under Blog, Community Resilience.

We’ve all found ourselves in unprecedented times with COVID-19 over the last few months. Many of us are at still at home more and looking for ways to keep busy. Everyone’s cleaning the car or the patio more, and making their gardens look lovely, all of which uses a lot of water. It’s been quite… Read more »

Natural Flood Management news

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

Work continues to transform Southwell’s flood defences Nottinghamshire County Council is working alongside Trent Rivers Trust, local farmers and various partners to drastically improve flood defences in Southwell. This work forms part of a wider scheme worth up to £5m which will involve engineering work to construct new flood defences across the town as well… Read more »

Celebrating the FRAMES project: Improving Flood Resilience within Southwell

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Work to improve Southwell’s flood resilience is being celebrated at a free event at Southwell Library on 11 March, 6.00pm – 8.30pm.  The event, open to all residents, will showcase the work undertaken by Southwell Flood Forum, National Flood Forum, Trent Rivers Trust and Nottinghamshire County Council as part of the FRAMES project ‘Improving Flood… Read more »

The impact of flooding on communities – “Start the Week” Radio 4

Posted & filed under Community Resilience, Flooding News, Natural Flood Management.

Radio 4 ‘Start the Week’ – Monday 9th December 2020 Flooding remains a risk in many parts of the country this winter. Andrew Marr explores the impact of water on communities. The engineer David Lerner argues for the extension of the policy of daylighting – opening up rivers covered over by the Victorians. He says… Read more »

Urgent appeal from National Flood Forum to help flooded communities

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From National Flood Forum “We help and support people recovering from the devastation floods have left behind. Our vehicles are crucial to our work, one has achieved over 170,000 miles, both urgently need replacing. As a charity we cover the whole of England and Wales, but we only have two vehicles and our recovery trailer… Read more »

Barriers to the uptake and implementation of natural flood management

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Josh Wells has just completed his PhD on flooding in Southwell at Nottingham Trent University and as part of his research, implemented many natural flood management interventions on Brackenhurst’s upland catchment land. He was subsequently employed by Trent Rivers Trust in the FRAMES project and has implemented many more NFM interventions in the upland catchment… Read more »