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Regional flood forecasting in Cumbria is set to be improved by the successful deployment of the NCAS mobile X-band weather radar

Posted: 13/11/18

The NCAS-X-band weather radar in Cumbria has been successfully put in place by The National Centre for Atmospheric Science and the Environment Agency. The radar will provide new observations to improve the Environment Agency’s flood forecasting and warning services.

New North West Natural Flood Management handbook

Posted: 12/11/18

A new 'Natural Flood Management handbook: a practical guide for farmers' has been produced, funded by West Cumbria Rivers Trust, Newground, Heritage Lottery Fund and the Environment Agency.

Tree planting across England set to get a Multimillion-pound boost

Posted: 31/10/18

As part of the Chancellors Budget, Phillip Hammond has announced a £60 million pledge to plant more trees in order to preserve the country's environment.

Morecambe Sea Wall Officially Open

Posted: 24/10/18

The new wave reflection wall that will reduce the flood risk to 11,400 homes over the next 100 years has been opened by the Environment Minister Thérèse Coffey.

Praise for Castle Street Community Flood Action Group Clean-up

Posted: 23/10/18

A community clean-up event in Kendal took place on the 14th October which was organised by the Castle Street Community Flood Action Group to protect homes against future flooding, coincided with a weekend of flood warnings and alerts.

Government agrees funding for a new West Kirby flood defence wall

Posted: 12/10/18

The Environment Agency has agreed to part-fund a new £3million flood defence wall that will change the face of West Kirby promenade forever.

Forthcoming Events

Silloth Library – Cumbria Coastal Strategy Drop-In

Event Date: 20/11/2018

Drop-in event to obtain the public's opinion on how the coastline should be managed in order to develop the Cumbria Coastal Strategy.

Whitehaven Library – Cumbria Coastal Strategy Drop-In

Event Date: 21/11/2018

Drop-in event to obtain the public's opinion on how the coastline should be managed in order to develop the Cumbria Coastal Strategy.

The contribution of trees and GI (Green Infrastructure) to creating resilient cities seminar

Event Date: 21/11/2018

A free seminar looking at how green infrastructure can contribute to creating resilient, sustainable cities for the future, including how it can be used to help issues such as flooding.

Taking Part: She’s in Floods – premiere

Event Date: 23/11/2018

Cumbria Youth Alliance and Rosehill Theatre present the premiere of She's In Floods on Friday 23rd November.

Padiham Community Drop-In Event

Event Date: 27/11/2018

A community drop-in event has been arranged for residents in Padiham on Tuesday 27th November by the Environment Agency.

Millom Library – Cumbria Coastal Strategy Drop-In

Event Date: 27/11/2018

Drop-in event to obtain the public's opinion on how the coastline should be managed in order to develop the Cumbria Coastal Strategy.

Barrow-in-Furness Library – Cumbria Coastal Strategy Drop-In

Event Date: 28/11/2018

Drop-in event to obtain the public's opinion on how the coastline should be managed in order to develop the Cumbria Coastal Strategy.

Retrofitting for Flood Resilience and Energy Efficiency course

Event Date: 28/11/2018

An ERDF-funded and CPD-accredited course on retrofitting for flood resilience and energy efficiency, including a workshop and site visit.

Grange-over-Sands Library – Cumbria Coastal Strategy Drop-In

Event Date: 29/11/2018

Drop-in event to obtain the public's opinion on how the coastline should be managed in order to develop the Cumbria Coastal Strategy.

Big Tree Plant – Ribble Rivers Trust

Event Date: 02/12/2018

Join Ribble Rivers Trust and Pendle Hill Landscape Partnership for a tree planting event during National Tree Week on Sunday 2nd December.