Flooding update – May 2024

Flood investigations

We know how hard the winter floods were for many of you, and we want to assure you that we investigate each flooding event to understand what happened and why ..........

Volunteers sign up to be Community Flood Signage Wardens

Over 60 people from across the county recently attended a workshop at County Hall to take part in flood signage training provided by the county council................

The importance of preventative maintenance

Your drainage system is easy to ignore when it works well, but hard to miss when it doesn't.........

National Flood Forum

The National Flood Forum is a charity that helps to support and represent people who are at risk of flooding..........

Nottinghamshire County Show

Visitors to the Newark County show in May had a chance to play in the sand and learn about flood risk at the same time! .............

To read more on any of these topics, follow this link.

Garden party

Garden party at the Old Rectory, Costock in aid of the Church

Saturday June 22nd.

2.30pm to 5.00pm

Defibrillator training and CPR course

Defibrillator training and CPR course to be held on 27 June at 7.30pm in the Village Hall.

Please contact the Parish Council Clerk, Lucy Brazendale (clerk@costock.parish.email) if you wish to attend.


Action to mitigate flooding report

Information from the District Manager (Rushcliffe) re. action to mitigate flooding

March 2024

As promised at the public meeting Laura has sent me a report of the summary so far. This is all the information that we have at present but I know that meetings are ongoing and that NCC are giving Costock priority in getting work done. I will keep informed of any further progress.

In the meantime I have been asked to act as a central information point for queries and concerns. If you have any highways related queries, relating to flooding or other issues, please send them to me or to Peter Gordon and we will feed them on to the appropriate people. That way the Parish Council will be aware of what is happening and Laura and her colleagues will not be inundated with emails from all directions.

Thank you for your understanding.

Download the full report here


Costock Parish News – March 2024

Download our latest newsletter with information about your village news and events.

You can download the newsletter here

Parish Council Meeting

The next Parish Council meeting will be held on 19 June 2024 at 7.00pm.  All parishioners welcome.


Letter to Nottinghamshire County Council

Following the Parish Council meeting of 17th January 2024 the Parish Council, on behalf of the village have sent this letter to Nottinghamshire County Council to request some drain clearance and a drain camera survey in the village.

Download letter to Nottinghamshire County Council

Download results of Flooding Exit Poll

Flood Emergencies

Key Contacts for Flooding Emergencies

Key reminders

  1. During a flood event RBC will prioritise the delivery of sandbags to those most vulnerable and at risk of immediate internal flooding of habitable rooms (not garages or gardens)
  2. Please use the RBC contact details below so that your call can be correctly logged and information shared with our teams.
  3. RBC do not deliver sandbags to commercial businesses
  4. Be aware that during a flood event the road network may flood which can mean access and the delivery of sandbags to homes may not be possible therefore being prepared in advance is vital
  5. Check if you have a local flood resilience store in your area operated by local Town and Parish Councils as you may be able to obtain sandbags during an event from this location
  6. Finally please be prepared – if you’re at risk of flooding it’s vital to take steps to protect your home by fitting flood protection measures and keeping your own stock of sandbags


Nottinghamshire County Council is recruiting new panel members for Education Appeals.

The panel members are independent of Nottinghamshire County Council and schools. Full training is provided so no experience is needed, nor will any experience in an education setting adversely affect your application. If you are interested in joining the panel or have any further questions, please email us at: education.appeals@nottscc.gov.uk.

Volunteer Car Drivers Needed

Drivers needed for East Leake Community Care Voluntary Car Drivers scheme (includes Costock)
Are you able to spare a little time to volunteer to take people who have no other means of transport to hospital, dental and other appointments?

You say when you are free.
Mileage allowance paid.
Please contact: Gisela 07812 421290 or Maggie 01509 853866