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The Ribble Rivers Trust Ribble Life Together project and Wild Haweswater Swindale Valley Restoration Project have been awarded for their commitment to restoring our rivers

Posted: 29/06/22

The Ribble Rivers Trust and Wild Haweswater (a partnership between RSPB and United Utilities) won the awards at the 2022 UK River Prize awards ceremony.

Construction work on the Flood Alleviation Scheme begins in West Kirby, Wirral

Posted: 21/06/22

The brand-new flood defence scheme for West Kirby, will involve the construction of a 1.1km long curved wall along South Parade, between the junctions with Sandy Lane and Riversdale Road.

The Flood Hub’s Natural Flood Management Campaign 13th – 19th June

Posted: 06/06/22

From Monday 13th - Sunday 19th May, The Flood Hub is running a Natural Flood Management (NFM) Focus Week on our social media channels. Follow our campaign to find out what NFM is, how it works and the benefits it can have.

50 projects receive up to £100,000 to boost investment in nature

Posted: 31/05/22

Projects include rewetting lowland peat to grow plant fibre material to use as padding for clothes.

The Environment Agency have launched new flood warning services in Chorley, Bolton-by-Bowland, Poulton-le-Fylde, Ribchester, Chatburn, Cartmel and Cark

Posted: 26/05/22

On 25 May 2022 six new flood warning services were launched in Chorley, Bolton-by-Bowland, Poulton-le-Fylde, Ribchester and Chatburn (Lancashire); and Cartmel and Cark (Cumbria).

Community Flood Scheme Information Hub in Kendal is ready to welcome visitors

Posted: 24/05/22

Environment Agency Community flood scheme information hub opens on Little Aynam in Kendal, which will be open every Tuesday and Thursday welcoming the local community and visitors to view scheme information and speak with Environment Agency project team members about the multi-million flood project.

The Flood Hub Business Flood Resilience Focus Week

Posted: 16/05/22

From 16th – 22nd May we are hosting a Business Flood Resilience Focus Week looking at how you can increase your business’ resilience to flooding and other emergencies.

Over 314,000 homes better protected due to flood protection work

Posted: 12/04/22

A £2.6 billion, six-year programme of work dedicated to improving flood and coastal defences has exceeded its original targets by 14,000 homes.

Fatbergs, cuddly toys and Buzz Lightyear – the disgusting things sewage workers have found in Cumbrian drains

Posted: 12/04/22

It's not just the three Ps that manage to make it round the U-bend

Rivercraft: Minecraft game inspires young environmental champions

Posted: 05/04/22

The in-game Preston world is the first activity of its kind that uses Artificial Intelligence to map a region and convert it into an interactive Minecraft map.

A Changing Coastline Focus Week

Posted: 04/04/22

From Monday 4th – Sunday 10th April, The Flood Hub are hosting A Changing Coastline Focus Week campaign looking at the factors that shape the coastline, including climate change, the management policies involved and how communities will need to adapt.

North West RFCC Business Plan 2022 – 2025

Posted: 24/03/22

Today, the North West Regional Flood and Coastal Committee (RFCC) formally launches its new Business Plan for 2022 to 2025.

Flood hydrology roadmap sets out 25-year vision to help predict and manage flood risk

Posted: 23/03/22

Lancaster experts have contributed to a flood hydrology roadmap that sets out a vision to help scientists and practitioners better predict future flood events and improve flood resilience across the UK.

Kendal Flood Risk Management Scheme One Year of Construction

Posted: 22/03/22

Five areas of Kendal are better protected from flooding as Environment Agency marks first anniversary of construction starting in the town.

Check for Flooding Training Video is now live on The Flood Hub

Posted: 17/03/22

Following the recent training for community groups and partners on the Check for Flooding Service, the video can now be viewed here.

The Environment Agency have launched new flood warning services in Carlisle, Darwen, Eccleston, Sabden and Brierfield

Posted: 02/03/22

On 2 March 2022 five new flood warning services were launched in Carlisle (Cumbria); and Darwen, Eccleston, Sabden and Brierfield (Lancashire).

£75,000 flood alleviation works completed in Thurstonfield

Posted: 01/03/22

Flood alleviation works valued at £75,000 in Thurstonfield, near Carlisle have been completed by Cumbria County Council.

£65,000 flood alleviation works completed at Grange over Sands

Posted: 01/03/22

Flood alleviation works valued at £65,000 in Grange over Sands have been completed by Cumbria County Council.

Irwell Vale residents invited to give views on flood scheme proposals

Posted: 27/02/22

The Environment Agency, Rossendale Borough Council and partners continue to investigate the possibility of introducing a new flood risk management scheme within Irwell Vale, Strongstry and Chatterton

Plans to help prevent flooding in South Ribble and Ribble Valley

Posted: 04/02/22

Lancashire is in line to benefit from 10 schemes designed to reduce the risk of flooding in the county - with South Ribble and Ribble Valley among the areas set to see work carried out.

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