Severn Trent invites locals to community consultation as part of its £76m Green Recovery investment for Mansfield

Thursday 16th June 2022

Severn Trent is inviting Mansfield residents to a community consultation event as part of its £76m Green Recovery flood resilience scheme for the town.

The event, that is to be hosted at the new Mansfield Community Hub in Ravensdale, run by Switch Up, is welcoming locals to be consulted on designs for the project ahead of work starting in Ravensdale later in the year.

Severn Trent is set to transform Mansfield and install over 20,000 nature-based Sustainable Urban Drainage Solutions, helping to create resilient communities against the increasing threat of flooding, and wants to meet those who will benefit from the work the most, to be consulted on its plans.

Teams will also be on hand to offer customers advice and support with paying their bill, and share what help is available to anyone who may need it.

Adam Boucher, Programme Lead at Severn Trent said: “Working with our customers and communities is a vital element of this project, and we really want to bring them on board and get their valuable input into our plans.

“We want to ensure that those living in the areas we’re working, have the opportunity to be a part of this exciting project and get their views across, as after all, they know their areas best and will the ones who will benefit the most from the project and the work we’re doing.”

Severn Trent will be at Mansfield Community Hub, Barringer Road, Mansfield NG18 2DF from 2.30pm to 6.30pm on Wednesday 22nd June 2022.Teams will be on hand to talk about the project, it’s plans for Mansfield and welcome any feedback on designs and input.

There will also be support for anyone who is struggling to pay their bill, as teams will be on hand to share what advice and support is available to customers. 

“This is really an exciting project, and a huge opportunity for Mansfield,” adds Adam. “A project to this size has never been done before to this scale in the UK, and the benefits are massive.“We’re turning to nature to help us reduce the risk of flooding, that will not only create new green areas for people to enjoy and improve wellbeing, but will be massively better for the environment and biodiversity – all while reducing flooding.

“This community consultation is a great chance to find out more about what we’re doing, so it’d be great to see as many locals as possible, to come along and chat with us about our plans, as well as potentially get some support with paying their bill, so will be well worth popping in.''

To find out more about Severn Trent’s Green Recovery project in Mansfield, visit it’s virtual room here and if you’re unable to make the drop in, use the contact us button in the virtual room and leave the team a message.