Downing Street has announced that the new Bishop of Southwell & Nottingham will be the Rt Revd Paul Williams.
Paul is currently the Area Bishop of Kensington, in the Diocese of London. He will take up his new role in the summer and he replaces the Rt Revd Paul Butler, who left Southwell & Nottingham last year to become Bishop of Durham.
Paul is married to Sarah and they have three sons: Edward, 16, Thomas, 14, and Joseph, 12. They are also foster carers in their local borough.
Southwell residents can get information and advice about applying for the Repair and Renew Grant today.
Up to £5,000 is available to help flooded homes and businesses with the cost of installing flood protection.
In July 2013, the town was hit by severe flash flooding which damaged a number of properties.
Representatives from the National Flood Forum are helping run the information day, which takes place between 10am and 4pm at The Admiral Rodney Function Room in the town.
They say people can find out more on:
- Repair and Renew Grant
- Insurance Queries
- Community Emergency Plan
- Southwell Flood Fund
- Future Mitigation Plans
- Flood Protection products
Nottinghamshire County Council is warning residents to 'be prepared' a year on since the summer flash floods hit Southwell.
The area was badly flooded last year, forcing some people out of their homes.
Residents are being advised to have emergency supplies in case it happens again.
The community of Southwell will come together later for a 'Flood Fest' to commemorate last year's flood which affected almost 100 homes.
There will be sport, a BBQ, music and the first annual Southwell Tug o' War Championship.
The local residents will also tae part in the mass singing of a song for Southwell - "The Rain Came Down." The song tells the story of the increasing severity of the storm and what happened.
Members of the Southwell Flood Forum have received training in road closures in advance of any potential flooding this winter.
The town was badly affected last Summer after four inches of rain fell in just an hour, leaving more than 200 homes damaged.
Volunteers will now be able to put up warning signs and close roads if similar conditions occur again, once consent has been given from local authorities.
People in Southwell in Nottinghamshire will get their first view of a flood model designed to help protect the town after freak flash floods last summer.
A month's rain fell during the flash flooding when 56mm was recorded across Nottingham in 3 hours.
The computer-generated model will be shown at a public meeting tonight. It's hoped it will help protect homes and businesses in the future.
The Watercourse Management Team will today ensure all streams and rivers in Southwell drain surface water properly.
They will be enlisting the help of locals to make sure water is drained away from the town and into the river Greet by clearing and digging drainage ditches.
The town was devastated by floods last summer with residents not being able to return home for months.
Their "Green Gym" project will also support residents to help keep the town flood resilient.
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.