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Southwell Flood Fund aims to tackle flooding woes

Southwell flood.
Landlord Jim Burley sits amongst the debris at the back of the Bramley Apple which was seriously damaged by flood waters.

Southwell flood. Landlord Jim Burley sits amongst the debris at the back of the Bramley Apple which was seriously damaged by flood waters.

 

A new fund aimed at reducing the flooding risk in Southwell has been set up

The Southwell Flood Fund has been organised by the Southwell Flood Forum and will enable donors to make use of gift-aid and enable access to the wider philanthropic community.

The main purpose of the Fund is to be able to help the Forum match-fund, as and when required, authorise flood mitigation measures.

Southwell was hit by major flooding issues during last summer forcing businesses to shut and residents to mount a major clean up operation.

Local businesses and organisations are already offering support with donations, events and support in kind and at the February meeting of Southwell Town Council it was agreed to set aside £40,000 , the maximum allowed, to support flood mitigation measures.

The cashpot will be managed by the Nottinghamshire Community Foundation on behalf of the Forum.

The Southwell Flood Fund is just one of over twenty funds Nottinghamshire Community Foundation (NCF) administers on behalf of charities, companies, families and communities. NCF has given over £25 million away in small grants for crucial community work since 2007, benefitting hundreds of local community projects on behalf of their donors.

To donate to the campaign please go to www.nottscf.org.uk/donate/southwell-flood-fund or text FLUD14 and the amount £ you would like to donate to 70070.

For further information on the Southwell Flood Forum or to register your interest in joining / helping the forum please visit www.southwellfloodforum.org.uk.

Do you think enough is being done to tackle flooding across the town? Email your views to newsdesk@chad.co.uk

 

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