03/08/2007 Residents clearing up after one of 15 previous floods in the last 20 years © Newark Advertiser

Street suffering repeat flooding

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RESIDENTS of a Southwell street affected by the recent flooding believe Severn Trent could have prevented the problems. Houses on Leeway Road have flooded at least 15 times in the last 20 years. People living there say Severn Trent started work on the drains more than ten years ago to prevent their homes flooding again…. Read more »

Drains could not cope

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THE area’s flooding problems were discussed by Southwell Town Council planning committee on Wednesday. Members said drainage problems in the town were to blame for last week’s flooded roads in the town. Mr Graham Ball said the Co- op store and the health centre on The Ropewalk had balancing tanks that pumped the water into… Read more »

The general manager of Norwood Gardens, Southwell, Mr Henry Starkey, at the highest point flood water reached as it channelled into a balancing pond built to soak up excess water.

Pond helped save town from worse flooding

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RESIDENTS in the Southwell area have started picking up the pieces after last week’s floods wreaked havoc in the town. The general manager of Norwood Gardens, Southwell, Mr Henry Starkey, at the highest point flood water reached as it channelled into a balancing pond built to soak up excess water. Things could have been far… Read more »