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A DEFRA consultation has been opened regarding the improvement of management of water in the environment

Posted: 15/01/19

In the last few years, DEFRA have seen a significant improvement in the water environment and in resilience to flood and drought and have opened a consultation regarding the improvement of management of water in the environment.

Greening Grey Britain with communities in 2019

Posted: 14/01/19

Is there a neglected space in your community that you’d love to transform into a green oasis for people and the planet? Do you have a community garden idea that could bridge the generation gap?

Achieving Sustainable Drainage Through Local Authorities

Posted: 14/01/19

SuDS were first introduced to the English planning system in 2010. National planning policy in England encourages SuDS on all major developments, unless there is clear evidence that they would be inappropriate.  However, as of the 7th January 2019, SuDS were made mandatory on all new developments over 100m2 in Wales.

Year of Environment – Liverpool City Region

Posted: 04/01/19

2019 is the Year of the Environment for Liverpool City Region, which will aim to get more people involved in projects to improve the natural world and leave a better environment for the next generation.

How willow has proved to be a natural defender against flooding.

Posted: 03/01/19

In December 2015, record levels of rainfall fell over Cumbria caused by Storm Desmond, which had huge impacts. Farmer’s livestock drowned and kilometres of fencing were destroyed as the rivers overtopped.

Working with nature to reduce flood risk in Greater Manchester

Posted: 19/12/18

Work on a natural flood management scheme is underway on Smithills Estate near Bolton.

Ribble Rivers Trust needs Clitheroe’s Christmas Trees!

Posted: 19/12/18

Ribble Rivers Trust are an environmental charity that work to improve the brooks, streams and rivers of the Ribble catchment for the people and wildlife who live there.

North West RFCC Business Plan consultation

Posted: 13/12/18

The North West Regional Flood and Coastal Committee are holding a consultation on their draft Business Plan for the period from 2019 to 2022.

The Wildlife Trust will host their Annual Christmas Tree Planting Event in 2019

Posted: 12/12/18

The Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside has put out an appeal for members of the public to bring their old Christmas trees to their ‘Annual Christmas Tree Planting’ event.

Government Petition on “flushable” wet wipes

Posted: 05/12/18

There is a UK Government and Parliament petition regarding the sale of wet wipes that are referred to as "flushable" on the packet, which if successful could help to prevent sewer flooding.

Environment Agency public consultation for new and amended standard rules for flood risk activities proposals

Posted: 26/11/18

The Environment Agency are holding a consultation on the proposals for new and amended standard rules for flood risk activities, as part of a review of their charges for regulatory works.

Environment Agency launching Flood Action Campaign 29th November

Posted: 22/11/18

The Environment Agency are gearing up to launch their Flood Action Campaign to make sure people know what to do in a flood, sign up to flood warnings, and keep themselves and their families safe.

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

Northern Forest Seminar (Chester) – Creating Value from Woodland

Event Date: 21/01/2019

A seminar focusing on the value of woodland creation and management, in light of tree planting for the Northern Forest.

Carlisle Future Flood Risk Management Drop-In Event

Event Date: 23/01/2019

A drop in event has been arranged by the Environment Agency to look at the proposed Flood Risk Management Scheme which has been designed to help manage flood risk in Carlisle.

Annual Christmas Tree Planting 2019

Event Date: 29/01/2019

The Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside are hosting their 'Annual Christmas Tree Planting' event. Members of the public can take their old, real Christmas Trees to the event and they can be used to help regenerate dunes and preserve habitats.

Annual Christmas Tree Planting 2019

Event Date: 30/01/2019

The Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside are hosting their 'Annual Christmas Tree Planting' event. Members of the public can take their old, real Christmas Trees to the event and they can be used to help regenerate dunes and preserve habitats

Annual Christmas Tree Planting 2019

Event Date: 31/01/2019

The Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside are hosting their ‘Annual Christmas Tree Planting’ event. Members of the public can take their old, real Christmas Trees to the event and they can be used to help regenerate dunes and preserve habitats.

Flood Management Conference 2019 (Salford)

Event Date: 05/02/2019

"This conference will provide delegates, who are concerned by flooding management, with an update on the status of national flood prevention policy, equip them with knowledge to deliver effective resilience projects and educate them on the best case studies from across the UK which will focus on practical and relevant content."

Illustrated Talk – Natural Flood Management (Threlkeld)

Event Date: 26/02/2019

An 'Illustrated Talk' on Natural Flood Management in the Glenderamackin catchment area.

Slow The Flow Calderdale – A celebration of community resilience

Event Date: 30/03/2019

Slow the Flow Calderdale have organised a 'Celebration of Community Resilience' event based on the dramatic floods that took place on Boxing Day in 2015.