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 of flooding.

To help make insurance policies more affordable, FloodRe was set up as a joint initiative between the government and insurers. This was to make reinsurance for flood risk available to insurers that underwrite the insurance policies for homes in the UK. The cost of reinsurance is set according to the council tax band of a property and provides a subsidy to the premium associated with properties that have a significant risk of flooding. To meet the costs of this subsidy, a levy is paid by insurers. The levy allows FloodRe to purchase reinsurance and build up funds during quiet periods so that it can withstand a large loss from time to time.

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

Recruitment areas for Trigger spotters

Posted & filed under Community Resilience, Emergency Planning.

We need to recruit ‘Trigger Spotters’ who live near trigger points Trigger points are locations where, when flood or watercourse water reaches a pre-determined height, the road closure scheme is ‘triggered’ and set in motion. There are areas where the trigger point is remote from the closure point e.g. on Nottingham Road (for Brackenhurst closure… Read more »

Recruitment areas for Road Closure Wardens

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We require Road Closure Wardens who live on the following roads, near Road Closure points. It’s preferable that RC Wardens are not at risk of flooding as we appreciate they would prefer to stay close to home to protect their property. NOTT Nottingham Road and Becketts Field (RC5 and RC3) Halloughton Road and Becketts Field (RC… Read more »

National Flood Forum Bulletin – May 2018 –

Posted & filed under Blog, Community Resilience, FRAMES, National Flood Forum Bulletins, Natural Flood Management, Watercourse Clearing.

This bulletin includes an update on the National Planning Policy Framework consultation, and an introduction to Shani Lambert who started working for National Flood Forum on 3rd May as a Community Project officer in Southwell within the FRAMES project for ‘Improving Flood Resilience in Southwell’. We are delighted to welcome Shani and her enthusiasm to… Read more »

Southwell Flood Alleviation Scheme Summary – April 2018

Posted & filed under Community Resilience, Flood Mitigation, FRAMES, In The Press, Natural Flood Management, Nottingham Trent University, Trent Rivers Trust.

Read below or click to download the Southwell Flood Alleviation Scheme Summary Spring 2018  which was distributed via the Bramley newspaper on 4th May 2018. SOUTHWELL FLOOD ALLEVIATION SCHEME UPDATE April 2018 General The Southwell Flood Forum (“SFF”) and Nottinghamshire County Council (“NCC”) believe that it is important that the people of Southwell, and especially… Read more »