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Neighbourhood Plan Website Up and Running! PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 19 September 2014

The New Neighbourhood Plan Website is now Live


Visit the new site at  www.southwellnp.org  and find out all you need to know or to get involved. 




Southwell Neighbourhood Plan Progressing Nicely PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Southwell Neighbourhood Plan

Progressing Nicely!

The article in the July issue of the Bramley newspaper outlined all the stages in the development process of the Neighbourhood Plan. The steering group set up to facilitate this development is meeting on a monthly basis, and work is progressing steadily. The next stage is the engagement of a consultant to bring all of the elements of the Neighbourhood Plan together.

Remember this is a plan by the residents of Southwell, for the residents of Southwell, for the future of our Town. There is still time for you to be involved in the process please contact the Town Council for details.

Work to date on the Neighbourhood Plan has been supported by a grant from the Supporting Communities in Neighbourhood Planning programme.


The updated New ‘Southwell Neighbourhood Plan’ website will be available soon!

There will be a link to this new site from the Southwell Town Council website.


Flood Forum Drop In 18th June 2014 PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 03 June 2014

 What if it happens again?

Do you still have questions?

Sign up as a street rep.

Drop In event Wednesday 18th June 2014. Southwell Library 7-9pm 


Southwell Flood Forum Update May 2014 PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 06 May 2014
Southwell Flood Forum proudly continues its dedicated work with its 7 partners to support the aim to reduce flood risk in Southwell.
• Environment Agency (EA)
• Newark and Sherwood District Council
• Nottinghamshire County Council (NCC)
• Severn Trent Water
• Southwell Town Council (STC)
• Trent Inland Drainage Board
• URS Environment Consultants
If you'd like to sign up to our newsletter to keep up to date with developments, you can do so on our website Home Page.
Please take a look at our website www.southwellfloodforum.org.uk for a wealth of information, links to helpful resources etc.

Southwell Flood Mitigation Plan
We are currently working closely with NCC and URS to review and verify the Flood Model and then to short-list effective mitigation measures.
If you have any comments you would like to make, please use the NCC feedback form - deadline 7th May 2014.
Or send your comments to
For further information - http://www.southwellfloodforum.org.uk/flood-mitigation/

A Grant in Aid bid was submitted in March for £1.86 of mitigation measures.
The amount from central Government is a complex formula based on the number of properties protected and will not cover all the costs.
We are delighted that partnership funding has already been pledged to make up most of the shortfall
Southwell Town Council - £40K via an increase in the precept
Newark and Sherwood District Council - a commensurate amount to be announced
Nottinghamshire County Council as Lead Flood Authority - in the region of £500K

The shortfall will mainly be raised from community contributions and other sources
Southwell Flood Fund has been set up and is managed by Nottinghamshire Community Foundation.
See more information on fundraising at http://www.southwellfloodforum.org.uk/fundraising/

Community Resilience
Community Resilience is about people helping themselves during an emergency in a way that that complements the local emergency services.
Our community will be better prepared to cope during and after an emergency when everyone works together using their local knowledge.

Our next stage is to continue and build on our activities towards developing community resilience.
This needs volunteers from across the whole town to be involved.
Do contact us if you, a friend or neighbour would like to be involved in any of the following activities
We may also approach existing membership groups and people who weren't affected by flooding, who can be 'deployed' into vulnerable areas to support the residents there.

• Work on the Community Emergency Plan is progressing well and further training for Road Closure wardens will take place on 10th, 17th and 31st May. We are working closely with EA, NCC and STC on this.
• The Green Gym will continue to do its valuable work - look on the website for the dates of work and contact details. Contact Liz if you are interested in helping or phone 07711 933554.
• The drop-in Help Desk at Southwell Library is staffed most Saturday mornings 10.30 to 12.30 and Tuesday afternoons 2 to 4pm, helping the community with enquiries, signposting... anything flood-related. We don't know all the answers - we have a referral system to the 'experts'! See website for dates.
• The Education Resource Group is working on a curriculum-based pack on flood-related issues.
We are now planning to develop the role of Street Representatives - initial plans are below.

Street Reps will be a key strength in supporting our Community Resilience campaign to help prepare ourselves and our neighbours for an emergency in our immediate vicinity.

We're aiming to recruit people across the whole of town so that about a group of 3 or 4 Street Reps will oversee a 'cluster' of about 20 houses or less.

Street Reps will work closely with the Flood Wardens (who may also be a Street Rep) and will be supported with the necessary information and resources.

Your involvement would mean
• registering to receive flood alerts and weather warnings which can be an important way to trigger a flood plan and start your activities as a community volunteer.
• knowing who are the vulnerable people and buildings in your street (or the area you are allocated)
• being aware of vulnerable places in the allocated area which may impact on the risk of flooding and reporting (and encouraging your neighbours to report) any blockages, debris etc.
• helping and encouraging people to prepare their own Personal Emergency Plan and obtain appropriate Property Level Protection

01636 815739


News May 2014 PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 06 May 2014
A Helping Hand
The Town Council has agreed to let the Citizens Advice Bureau use a room free of charge in its offices on the Burgage for regular Friday morning advice sessions. A fully qualified and experienced CAB advisor will be on hand to offer friendly and expert advice to our residents on a wide range of issues. The sessions run from 10.00am until 12.30 pm. No appointment is necessary and this service is free – just turn up at the Courthouse on any Friday morning and signs will direct you to the CAB room.

A New Festival for Southwell

The new Southwell Music Festival takes place for the first time at the August Bank Holiday (22-25 August) at the Minster with tickets now on sale. Founder and Artistic Director Marcus Farnsworth said: “We have been very encouraged by the enthusiasm shown for our idea and look forward to sharing details of the programme for the inaugural Festival with the local community.” Information about the Festival can be found at www.southwellmusicfestival.com

Unfortunately Fiskerton Tip is now CLOSED PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 29 November 2013

Save Fiskerton Tip

Fiskerton Tip is a well used Recycling Centre used by many residents of Southwell and surrounding villages and it has been earmarked for closure by Nottinghamshire County Council to save £100,000.  

If the tip is closed residents will have to travel to Bilsthorpe or Calverton.

£2m is being spent to build a new one in Mansfield! 

 Follow the link and sign the petition


You can also email the decision makers

and .

 Save our tip.

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