The Flood Forum's work on the Community Resilience and Emergency Plan with Southwell Town Council has highlighted that we need to build our resilience and know what to do in an emergency.

We received a timely reminder when heavy rainfall on 9th March showed how quickly our watercourses fill up and which areas get affected. Therefore, a "Supporting a Resilient Southwell" Day has been planned for Sunday 15th May from 10.30am to 4pm at Brackenhurst campus.

Come and Join us for what promises to be an excellent day. We are delighted that Dr Bajracharya, GP at Southwell Medical Centre is joining us to give a keynote speech at noon on his work in Nepal. He will share his journey and talk about how the people reacted after the disastrous earthquake in April 2015, how they managed and pulled together as a community.

We are keen for this resilience campaign to encompass all emergencies – not just flooding – and to encourage people to 'Be ready to act, respond and recover'. We are therefore planning seminars on various topics such as interpreting weather forecasts, and preparing a personal resilience/emergency plan.

An information fair will include stalls staffed by representatives from organisations such as The Met Office, Western Power, Trent Rivers Trust, Nottingham Police and Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue. With the display of emergency vehicles and other activities, the event promises to be family-focused one.

There will also be refresher warden training and initial trading for new recruits. If you are interested in being a Warden or volunteer in any way please contact James Parker on 07515 442032 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Just turn up on the day - refreshments will be available – more information at supporting-a-resilient-southwell.eventbrite.co.uk

We are also producing a magazine partly funded by the People's Postcode Lottery which will be distributed throughout town and be a useful reference resource to keep after this event.

Southwell Flood Forum