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 »

Calls for flood money figure

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

Southwell Town Council has been criticised for not yet agreeing how much money it will provide for flood defences in the town. Newark and Sherwood District Council has committed £220,000. The government has pledged £720,000; Nottinghamshire County Council £600,000; and the community itself, through the leadership of Southwell Flood Forum, is looking to raise £125,000…. Read more »