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River levels are finally falling, but stay vigilant after the weekend's flooding

Residents in Newark and Sherwood are today being urged to remain vigilant after flooding threatened homes in Newark and surrounding villages along the River Trent at the weekend.

More than 40 caravans and in excess of 100 people were evacuated from the Tolney Lane area of the town, with support provided by Newark and Sherwood District Council, Nottinghamshire Police, Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue, Nottinghamshire County Council, the Environment Agency, the British Red Cross and Active4Today.

Caravans were temporarily moved to the Riverside car park and Newark Lorry Park, off Great North Road, with a rest centre set up at the Newark Sports and Fitness Centre on Bowbridge Road.

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