Flushing wipes is a major cause of sewer blockages

Posted & filed under Blog, Community Resilience.

Some of the drainage system in Southwell includes combined sewer systems i.e. sewers that are designed to collect rainwater runoff, domestic sewage, and industrial wastewater in the same pipe. In view of our flood risk, it is important therefore not only to keep the rainwater roadside gullies clear of blockages from leaves and general debris… Read more »

National Flood Forum Bulletin – December 2017 – community input to National Flood and Coastal Risk Management (FCRM)

Posted & filed under Blog, Community Resilience, Flooding News, National Flood Forum Bulletins.

The Christmas message from National Flood Forum includes some key points we and other community groups made toward the Environment’s Agency scoping exercise to determine furture strategy. It also includes a message from Bob Haddon, one of the finalists (like us) in the Flood Re Local Heroes Award Read the bulletin here December 2017 Bulletin

Brackenhurst ‘s presentation at “Working with Natural Processes: The Evidence Behind Natural Flood Management”

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

Josh  Well, PhD student with Dr Jillian Labadz at Nottingham Trent University, Brackenhurst campus was honoured to be invited to speak recently on the research he is conducting on Natural Flood Management. His research is being applauded internationally, putting him, Brackenhurst and flooding in Southwell firmly in the forefront of NFM evidence-based research.           The… Read more »

Flood Re Local Heroes Awards – 28th November 2017

Posted & filed under Community Resilience, Flood Mitigation, FRAMES.

An action-packed day for Southwell Flood Forum The invitations arrived…             On the way ….over Westminster Bridge Therese Coffey, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, spoke of Government plans and the Flood Re initiative. Andy Bord, Chief Executive of Flood Re spoke further about the improved insurance situation… Read more »

National Flood Forum – Bulletin November 2017 – communities working to take control of flooding

Posted & filed under Blog, Community Resilience, Emergency Planning, Flood Mitigation, National Flood Forum Bulletins, Natural Flood Management.

The National Flood Forum works in communities and with partners to support people at risk from flooding, and should flooding occur, to help them recover. Communities lie at the centre of this and throughout this bulletin there are examples of people working to take control of the flooding in their lives, as well as some… Read more »

The Rivers Trust Autumn Conference 2017 – Natural Flood Risk Management

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

Jacky Huson (SFF), Liz Walker (SFF), Jillian Labadz (NTU Brackenhurst), Josh Wells (NTU Brackenhurst) attended this event on November 9th 2017. Sadly our Chair Tim Farr couldn’t attend. Representatives from Nottinghamshire County Council who are working in partnership on the FRAMES project also attended. The conference theme was ‘Can the catchment-based approach (CaBa) bring community… Read more »