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Some people who live in Southwell in Nottinghamshire will not be able to return to their homes in time for Christmas after the damage caused by flooding this summer.
Some residents are still living in temporary accommodation as their homes are being repaired. Rob and Trish Jordan who were affected by the flooding say they do not think they will be able to go home until next July.
Volunteers in Southwell are meeting up again to clear up parts of the town which are still littered with debris from freak flash flooding this summer.
Some residents are still unable to move back in to their homes after the deluge in July.
The Southwell Flooding Forum have been working to unblock Potwell Dyke in Nottinghamshire since the flash floods.
Volunteers helping clear a stream after flash flooding four months ago have collected enough driftwood to make six large woodpiles.
One such woodpile has been built up today after an activity morning where volunteers collected litter and cleared away fallen branches which were blocking the stream.
The Southwell Flooding Forum began working at Potwell Dyke in Nottinghamshire after it broke its banks and flooded homes in July.
Four months after flash flooding hit hundreds of homes in Nottinghamshire, debris is still scattered along a stream which burst its banks.
Residents have teamed up to create the Southwell Flooding Forum after Potwell Dyke in Southwell swelled to up to 30 feet in some places in July.
They have gathered at the dyke today to help clear rubbish and driftwood out of the stream, in a bid to help prevent future problems.
And pictures show how what a difference their efforts have made already, with the stream now flowing steadily and the banks clear of litter.
Volunteers are today clearing driftwood and rubbish from a Nottinghamshire stream to help reduce the risk of flooding in the town in future.
Four inches of rain fell in an hour during downpours in Southwell in July, causing Potwell Dyke burst its banks as waters reached depths of 30 feet. Many homes were flooded.
Four months on, the dyke is still full of debris dragged downstream by the deluge.
This morning, members of a newly formed group Southwell Flood Forum have been removing driftwood and rubbish from the water.
Residents in one part of Nottinghamshire hit by flash flooding over the summer are still clearing up.
Volunteers in Southwell will continue clearing debris from a stretch of the Potwell Dyke later today.
The community-run Southwell Flood Forum was set up after the floods in July. The forum says 288 homes were affected in the town.
The Environment Agency is clearing waterways of waste as inspectors prepare for rain over the winter months.
John Buckingham is from the Environment Agency.
The Environment Agency is warning of an increased risk of flooding this winter. After days of rain in recent weeks, the ground in many parts of the Midlands is saturated.
Figures show around 620 properties were flooded across the Midlands between April 2012 and March of this year. During the same period, the Environment Agency issued 432 flood warnings with more than three quarters of them between November and January.
To minimise the impact of potential floods on homes this year, workers are now clearing watercourses where there's been flooding in the past.
The Environment agency is warning that one in six properties in England is at risk of flooding. It's been clearing rivers of blockages and is encouraging people to sign up to its free flood warning service, which has already got 60,000 subscribers on the Midlands.