The village of Lowdham knows how to handle a crisis more than most.
For those that live there, seven floods in the past 22 years has led to a strong sense of community in the village, located along the Cocker Beck.
Livelihoods have been lost in flooding incidents, but more recently residents have faced a different sort of challenge, as the pandemic has swept across Nottinghamshire and the rest of the world.
This has meant people who may have otherwise been isolated are being looked after as vaccinations and the Government’s roadmap offer hope of an end in sight.
Gary and Jo-hanna Gefeller run Jo-hanna’s Cafe and Bistro in Lowdham, which remains operational via a takeaway service.
Gary said: “We’ve had great support from the village.
“Everyone has really come together to help businesses like ours. We’re fortunate in that we can stay open and we’re doing OK, and we appreciate everyone’s efforts so much, honestly.
“People have really rallied round – we have been delivering to people who have been shielding or isolating. And other people are doing the same.
“We have a lot of elderly people here but we’ve also seen a lot of young families move here in the last year or so, too. It’s a great place to live.”
The importance of local businesses has really come to the fore and continued during this third lockdown in Lowdham.
Karen Thompson, 50, who works in the post office, told Nottinghamshire Live: “We’ve been really busy, obviously we’ve had a lot of support from people and because a lot of shops aren’t open they’ve come here.
“Also people are sending a lot more letters to relatives who they can’t visit, so we see it as an important job especially at the minute.
“I think post can keep people’s spirits up as they’re able to be in contact with their loved ones, and it’s quite a personal touch sending a card.
“If you look at the support groups set up during lockdown, it shows how much people care for each other around here.”
Meanwhile, Uppal Harjinder, who works in Lowdham Stores on Main Street, said: “I have been very busy working, right from the start.
“It’s been non-stop but we have just carried on, because that’s all we can do.”
In an attempt to make sure no-one was left isolated, a group of around 170 volunteers were enlisted last year in a Covid support group – many of whom are still actively supporting those who need help.
One Lowdham resident, who has lived in the village for more than 30 years and wished to remain anonymous, said: “I’ve been so impressed with everyone.
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“We stick together around here – it’s always been like that. I’ve had countless people offer to help me since the start of last year, given I am getting on a bit now. It’s really warmed my heart.
“I don’t think we’ve ever had a major problem with cases. I know there have been a couple of problems at the prison, but nothing too dramatic outside of that.
“I am very proud to live here and I especially have been in recent times.”
HMP Lowdham Grange has recently installed a new alarm system which informs staff if prisoners are closer than two metres apart – the virus affected 177 inmates at its peak.