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 areas around Southwell.

His paper on Barriers to the uptake and implementation of natural flood management: A social -ecological analysis has been published Wells_et_al-2019-Journal_of_Flood_Risk_Management

This paper explains the challenges of implementing NFM with the differing demands and requirements of the stakeholders.

Josh and his supervisor Dr Jillian Labadz have been invited to present the research and evidence on NFM in many countries and we are proud and grateful that Southwell has benefitted from this valuable work.



Flooding Mitigation work makes good progress

Posted & filed under Blog, Flood Mitigation, In The Press.

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

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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 »

Measures to reduce risk of Southwell homes flooding progress

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Councillor Phil Rostance, Nottinghamshire County Council’s Vice Committee Chairman for Communities and Place said: “As a lead local flood authority, Nottinghamshire County Council is committed to taking an active role and continues to work closely with partners, including local communities, to mitigate the local flood risks across the county. “In Southwell, Via – the County… Read more »

FRAMES Community Event – 3rd April 2019

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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… Read more »

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 »