14th January 2021 heavy snow/rainfall

Posted & filed under Flood Mitigation.

Selected areas around town Halloughton Road, Nottingham Road, Park Lane, Trail ditch A walk along the River Greet from Greet Lily Mill to Maythorne A drone view around the fields near Greet Lily Mill

Flood Protection Certificates

Posted & filed under Community Resilience, Insurance, insurance - Flood Re.

This is a new initiative proposed by Flood Re who have commissioned a report on developing a blueprint for how Flood Protection Certificates can support household climate resilience. They would be intended to be a document for the homeowner and any potential purchasers or renters of the property which sets out the severity of its… Read more »

Nottingham Road. Westhorpe, Fiskerton Road Winter 2019

Posted & filed under Events.

Nottingham Road – Minster school entranceNottingham Road ditchNottingham Road ditch overflowingNottingham Road crossingBecketts Field GPO cover overflowPark Lane to Nottingham RoadPark Lane ditch overflowMinster ditch offlethalloughton road footpathCrink Lane onto Fiskerton Roadtop pondwesthorpe from leachcroftwesthorpe towards farm track:leachcroft

Property Flood Resilience by Whitehouse

Posted & filed under Community Resilience, Flood Mitigation.

Nottinghamshire County Council appointed Whitehouse to undertake Property Flood Resilience to 138 properties in the Southwell area. They undertook all community engagement, survey, design, installation and post installation customer service at each of the properties identified. Read more here or in downloadable form Nottinghamshire-County-Council-Southwell-PFR NCC Flood Risk Management Team were awarded the ‘Highly Commended’ award… Read more »

Flood and coastal risk management strategy 2020

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

Here is the Environment Agency FCERM strategy which was launched in September 2020 and on which the webinar at the Flood and Coast conference ‘Creating Climate Resilient Places’ was based. Community resilience and involvement in decisions about their environment is a key feature in the strategy for example (edited extracts) Local people and local partners… Read more »

Planning for the future – consultation response to Part 1.

Posted & filed under Community Resilience, Planning.

National Flood Forum collated responses from local flood action groups, including Southwell Flood Forum and sent this letter (download) to the Minister for Housing, Communities and Local Government – our MP Rt Hon Robert Jenrick is Secretary of State for this department. A major planning overhaul in England will allow ‘automatic’ planning permission for new… Read more »

Flood and Coast Conference Report and Video

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… Read more »

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. On Trent Rivers Trust website you can… Read more »