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 as property flood resilience for up to 145 properties.

Video of Cllr Phil Rostance and Josh Wells talking about leaky barriers and storage bunds

Celebrating the FRAMES project: Improving Flood Resilience within Southwell

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

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

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

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 »

Flooding Mitigation work makes good progress

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News from Nottinghamshire County Council – 1st October 2019 As part of its wider £5m flood mitigation proposals, Nottinghamshire County Council and its partners are working hard in Southwell to make sure that homes which are most vulnerable to future flooding are as well-protected as possible. Substantial progress has been made in developing detailed designs… Read more »

Street and gully cleaning

Posted & filed under Community Resilience.

It’s acknowledged that with Southwell being prone to flash flooding, it’s essential that surfacewater during heavy rainfall is able to drain away as quickly and effectively as possible. This means that the drainage system needs to be kept well maintained through a regular schedule of street cleaning and gully cleansing. Gully cleansing VIA is responsible… Read more »