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Welcome! Here you’ll find our latest community engagement news, training and volunteering highlights plus guest blogs covering a range of community resilience and emergency planning topics. From academic research to Q&As with volunteers, we are always looking to share knowledge and expertise. If you have a guest blog you’d like to submit, get in touch! Email Imogen.Smith@groundwork.org.uk to find out more.

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With less than 3 weeks to go we take a look at this year’s Flood Expo!

The agenda is live and the countdown is on for the 2021 edition of The Flood Expo! You can start planning your day and prepare for the UK’s largest exhibition designed for individuals, businesses and local authorities to discover the latest products and strategies within the flood sector. Taking place on 22-23 September at the NEC, Birmingham, it’s time to […]

Somerset celebrates emergency volunteers

Following on from Volunteers’ Week (1-7 June), registration has opened for the 4th annual Somerset Resilience event, with residents invited to sign up to a month of free, interactive online training with emergency incident responders and volunteer organisations.

Lessons learnt from a year of lockdowns

Findings come from The National Lottery Community Fund’s Community Research Index suggests that the pandemic could be a step-change moment for the South West, leading people to make lasting changes to how they live their lives and the connections they build with friends, family and the wider community.

Guide to using Zoom

This guide has been designed to support community volunteers and partners in using Zoom to participate in Communities Prepared webinars.

Flood Action Campaign 2020

This year, the Environment Agency’s annual Flood Action Campaign is targeting people who live in areas at high risk of flooding but have not yet experienced flooding to their home.

GUEST BLOG

Community Mobilisation

Senior Policy Researcher, Luca Tiratelli discusses NLGN’s latest report on Community Mobilisation and what this looks like in practice.

Met Office warnings

10:42am Tuesday 21 September 2021
Currently there are no warnings. Visit the Met Office website.

With less than 3 weeks to go we take a look at this year’s Flood Expo!

The agenda is live and the countdown is on for the 2021 edition of The Flood Expo! You can start planning your day and prepare for the UK’s largest exhibition designed for individuals, businesses and local authorities to discover the latest products and strategies within the flood sector. Taking place on 22-23 September at the NEC, Birmingham, it’s time to […]

Online volunteer engagement: through COVID-19 and beyond

Lowdham Flood Action Group (FLAG) share their experiences of communicating as a group, and with the community through COVID-19, while offering some of their key online volunteer engagement tips.

Somerset celebrates emergency volunteers

Following on from Volunteers’ Week (1-7 June), registration has opened for the 4th annual Somerset Resilience event, with residents invited to sign up to a month of free, interactive online training with emergency incident responders and volunteer organisations.

Flood Warnings for England

10:42am Tuesday 21 September 2021

Data provided by the Environment Agency

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