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

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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 »

Natural Flood Management Scheme at Brackenhurst

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Work at Brackenhurst started on woody debris dams in June 2016 and bunds in November 2016. Pictures below Before (July) and after (22nd November 2016) drone shots of Brackenhurst’s #naturalfloodmanagement scheme, still under construction but holding back water as designed See January 2017 report     Picture below One of the storage bunds doing its… Read more »

National Flood Forum Bulletin – November 2016

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The Environment Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Select Committee’s report, Future Flood Prevention, recently recommended a complete overhaul of how we tackle flooding. Amongst the recommendations was that we should take a more holistic approach to managing flood risk, including incorporating natural flood management (NFM) into the toolkit. NFM is about how we delay and… Read more »

Government commits £15m to natural flood management

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Friday 25 November 2016 Natural management is ‘vital’ as well as other flood defences says environment secretary The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) will spend £15m on natural flood management projects, the environment secretary has announced. On Thursday, Andrea Leadsom confirmed to parliament that, although flood defences such as concrete barriers are… Read more »