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Residents affected by the July floods are being invited to events in Southwell to discuss their experiences and concerns with the agencies involved.
The events will be attended by representatives from Nottinghamshire County Council, Newark and Sherwood District Council, the Environment Agency, a representative of one of the emergency services, Severn Trent Water and the Trent Valley Internal Drainage Board.
Affected residents will be able give feedback on the floods to determine whether lessons can be learned in the future.
The events are as follows:
Newark and Sherwood District Council is in contact with parish councils and flood wardens in other affected areas to discuss issues arising from the floods and is collating the results of a community impact questionnaire which was distributed to up to 700 residents.
Council Director of Safety Karen White said: “The extreme weather and subsequent flooding in parts of the district on July 23 caused a great deal of anguish and disruption within a number of our communities.
“We are working hard to establish the impact on our communities to help us in assisting them to recover from the flooding incident and plan for future emergencies.”
The Community Impact Questionnaire is available online at http://www.newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk/yourcouncil/flooding/ciq
Nottinghamshire County Council is commissioning a number of detailed flood studies for Southwell, Hucknall, Thurgarton and Cropwell Butler which were severely affected by the July floods.
The detailed studies will be carried out by specialist consultants who are experienced in modelling and analysing water and drainage systems.
They aim to give an insight into the impact and possible causes of the flooding, how often it is likely to occur and any feasible solutions to reduce the risk of future flooding.
It is expected that the studies will be completed early in 2014 which will determine if any medium to long-term solutions can be carried out.
In the meantime the county council will continue to work with the other agencies and the local communities on immediate measures that can be carried out.
Steve Calvert, Vice-Chair of the county council’s highways transport committee, said: “There were exceptional levels of rainfall in a short space of time which had a significant flooding impact on a number of communities in Newark and Sherwood and Hucknall in July.
“We are still carrying out a full investigation but we are keen to hear local experiences so we can gain a full grasp of what happened on the day and find out whether we can reduce the risk of flooding in these areas in the future.”
People can email the county council with any photographs, videos or their views on what caused the flooding in their area so the authority can carry out a full analysis at firstname.lastname@example.org
For queries or questions regarding flooding call the Emergency Planning Team on 01636 650000 or e-mail us at EmergencyPlanning@nsdc.info
Home owners are asked to check for any structural damage to their property and if they think there is damage or danger they should seek advice from their insurers and/or a builder. Any confirmed or suspected dangerous structures should be reported to the district council’s Building Control team on 01636 650000.
For further advice on flooding visit
Advice for food business owners in the aftermath of the flood Food Business Advice Post Flooding (PDF File, 350kb)
For advice on mental health and flooding see this information sheet.hpa flooding mental health advice (PDF File, 1,424kb)