The Environment Agency is delivering a proposed Flood Risk Management Scheme to better protect homes and business from flooding in the Kent catchment, and improve the local environment and community amenities. Kendal is the first area to be delivered, followed by Burneside, Staveley, and Ings, and upstream measures including flood storage. In addition, Natural Flood Management measures are being integrated into the plans which aim to slow the flow of water and provide wider environmental benefits across the catchment.
There are a number of opportunities to get involved in the scheme and the Environment Agency will be delivering some of these directly with local schools, community groups and charities. Keep an eye on this events page for events that will be happening near you.