Posted & filed under Community Resilience, Emergency Planning, Flood Mitigation, insurance - Flood Re, National Flood Forum Bulletins, Natural Flood Management, Planning, SuDS.

National Flood Forum has been arranging a series of zoom meetings during lockdown with a series of expert speakers.

Topics covered a range of relevant topics including ‘Working with local Councils’, ‘Weather forecasting’, ‘Digital maps’, ‘Riparian owners and management’, ‘Natural Flood Management’, ‘Working with water companies’, ‘Planning framework’, ‘SUDS and adoption’.

These have been immensely useful and have involved flood groups throughout the country. Most zoom meetings have been attended by 25-30 groups.

This has been invaluable – usually we only meet other flood action groups and expert speakers at the NFF Annual conference – the last one was in March 2020 just days before lockdown!

It’s very empowering to hear about other groups’ activities and get ideas on how they cope in their community, work with authorities etc.

Some of the meetings are now on the NFF Youtube channel.

Beneath the Waterline – the personal ‘cost’ of flooding

Posted & filed under Community Resilience, Flooding News.

Phiala Mehring has experienced flooding and is heavily involved in flood risk alongside her day job. She is PhD researcher at Reading University – her original research project was “Get your water out of my lounge: Understanding institutional constructions and public perceptions of flooding and flood risk management.” She has done further extensive research on… Read more »

Sainsburys Consultation July 2021

Posted & filed under Community Resilience, Flood Mitigation, In The Press, Planning.

Here’s a link to the newsletter about the Sainsbury’s consultation This can be printed off for people who don’t have access to the internet.   Here’s the online ‘public exhibition’ consultation Here’s the link for the feedback form   You can contact Sainsbury’s Community Representatives Phone: 0800 080 3262 Email: sainsburys-southwell@devcomms.co.uk

Southwell digital map guidelines

Posted & filed under Blog.

Guidelines for use of the digital map – launched May 2021 – under construction and open to revision based on information from residents Presentation on the Guidelines for navigating the digital map Click the layer icon to bring up the ‘menu’ of map layers Zoom in to Southwell and the area you want to look… Read more »