A talk on Southwell, The Greet and Anglo-Saxon approaches to the modern flood threat

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Drawing on place-names and the earliest historical records for Southwell and the surrounding area, Dr Richard Jones, Associate Professor in Landscape History at the University of Leicester, will give a talk on Anglo-Saxon understandings of water and its management, and what lessons we might draw from their knowledge of the landscape today. This fascinating subject… Read more »

Slowing the Flow Talk – 2nd February 2017

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

About 100 people attended the very interesting and enlightening talk which generated many questions and concerns. Jillian stressed Josh’s project is purely about using land at Brackenhurst at the moment and that engineered mitigation is still being planned by Nottinghamshire County Council with Government Grant-in-Aid funding. A scheme to hold back water in Springfield Dumble… Read more »

National Flood Forum Bulletin – December 2016 – personal experiences

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Read here of people’s experiences in the National Flood Forum’s bulletin. No doubt many in Southwell will understand and empathise. “A year after the Boxing Day floods that destroyed homes and businesses across northern England, we bring you this special bulletin and share the stories of those people who suffered. The devastation caused by Storms… Read more »

“Slowing the Flow” – a talk on Southwell’s first natural flood management project to help reduce flood risk in the town- 2nd February 2017

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

The first project to help reduce flooding in the town has been completed by Josh Wells, a PhD student at NTU Brackenhurst who is working with hydrologist Dr Jillian Labadz and the Environment Agency, together with Stuart Smith (Smith JCB Hire of Southwell) who has dug long and hard in difficult circumstances to complete the… Read more »

Natural measures must be key to UK flood protection, MPs urge

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2nd November 2016 Report also criticises government’s plans and funding and calls for Environment Agency to be stripped of responsibility for flooding Natural ways of stopping floods, such as tree planting and putting logs in rivers to slow water flow must be a key part of protecting the nation as climate change intensifies rain storms,… Read more »