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The Flood Hub Community Flood Focus Week Campaign

Posted: 23/11/20

Five years on from Storms Desmond and Eva, we are hosting a Community Flood Focus Week campaign to highlight the great progress that North West communities have made to become more resilient to flooding.

Flood Re urges a ‘build back better’ recovery after unprecedented year

Posted: 19/11/20

This year, Flood Re processed more claims and paid out more than in the first three years of operation combined.

Plans for the new West Kirby flood wall

Posted: 12/11/20

Detailed plans for the new flood wall to be built along the length of West Kirby promenade were officially lodged on Tuesday 3rd November 2020.

United Utilities announces £300,000 fund for catchment projects

Posted: 11/11/20

United Utilities have announced its plans for improving the North West’s watercourses through partnership working and holistic thinking.

Sample flood wall panels now installed in Kendal

Posted: 11/11/20

Construction of sample flood wall panels in Kendal, a requirement of the planning conditions for the flood scheme, is now complete.

Communities at risk of flooding urged to apply for a share of £200m resilience programme

Posted: 10/11/20

Flood and Coastal Resilience Innovation Programme will help communities improve resilience to flooding and coastal change .

The Flood Hub Feedback Survey After 2 Years of Success

Posted: 10/11/20

Please fill in our quick feedback survey to help keep our website useful for communities affected by flooding.

Environment Agency Flood Action Campaign November 2020

Posted: 09/11/20

The Environment Agency's #FloodActionWeek runs from 9-15 November to encourage more people to prepare, act and survive during flooding.

Share your views on draft updated Non-statutory technical standards for SuDS

Posted: 28/10/20

Defra is exploring whether updating the English Non-statutory technical standards for SuDS could help deliver SuDS that provide multiple benefits.

Kendal Flood Scheme St Georges Walk Road Closure

Posted: 27/10/20

The Environment Agency will be undertaking some ground investigation work at St Georges Walk in Kendal for a 4-week period.

“Flood busting” leaky dams installed on Crompton Moor in Oldham

Posted: 15/10/20

Innovative flood risk management techniques have taken another step forward on Crompton Moor in Oldham with the installation of five “leaky dams”.

DEFRA Consultation on Natural Flood Management Funding Process

Posted: 06/10/20

DEFRA have today launched a consultation on how the funding process for Natural Flood Management could be made easier.

Installation of sample flood panels begins in Kendal

Posted: 01/10/20

The Environment Agency and contractors, VBA have begun installing sample flood panels in Kendal as part of the £76m flood scheme.

Help Callum: A New Flood Digital Engagement Tool

Posted: 30/09/20

This brand new flood digital engagement tool tells the story of Callum's flooding experience and asks - how would you 'help Callum'?

Resarch by the University of Plymouth has shown that planting trees and creating new woodlands can help reduce flood risk within upland areas

Posted: 29/09/20

Flash flooding affects communities across the UK and a new study by the University of Plymouth has shown that planting woodland in upland areas could play a significant role in preventing it.

Unblocktober: Improving the Health of our Drains, Sewers and Seas

Posted: 29/09/20

This month-long campaign aims to improve the health of our drains, sewers, watercourses and seas!

Preston and South Ribble Flood Scheme Online Engagement Platform Launched

Posted: 28/09/20

The Environment Agency have launched a public engagement platform for the Preston and South Ribble flood scheme.

The £5000 grant scheme for flood hit homes has been extended by the government

Posted: 22/09/20

The government extension will allow households and businesses to apply for funding from eligible councils after coronavirus delays.

Proposed removal / replacement of pedestrian footbridge over Burrow Beck

Posted: 17/09/20

Lancaster City Council have announced an important update for residents in the Hala area of Lancaster about the proposed removal/replacement of the pedestrian footbridge on the path between Gressingham Drive and Lentwroth Drive.

Natural Environment Investment Readiness Fund

Posted: 17/09/20

The Investment Readiness Fund will support the development of natural environment projects to generate revenue from ecosystem services and attract repayable investment.

Forthcoming Events

Flood & Coast 2021

Dates: 29/06/2021, 30/06/2021, 01/07/2021,

Flood & Coast is a unique three-day event bringing together a diverse range of people to advance the global debate about flood and coastal erosion risk management (FCERM) in a changing climate.