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The Draft North West Marine Plan is live and open for consultation

Posted: 20/01/20

The public consultation on the draft North West Marine Plan opened on the 14th January 2020 and will run for 12 weeks until the 6th April 2020 when it will close.

Environment Agency Flood Action Week 2020

Posted: 15/01/20

The Environment Agency are running a Flood Action Week from 20th - 26th January to help people know what action to take in a flood.

Beaver trial gets go-ahead in Cumbria

Posted: 15/01/20

A scientific trial to release beavers into an enclosure in Cumbria gets the go-ahead.

Another giant fatberg has been found in Manchester

Posted: 20/12/19

A monstrous fatberg weighing the same as three elephants has been found under Strangeways.

Have your say on the Water Challenges and Choices Environment Agency consultation

Posted: 18/12/19

The Environment Agency are running a consultation until the 24th April 2020 for members of the public to have their say on the challenges that our waters face and the choices and changes we all need to make to help tackle  those challenges.

The new CIRIA Code of Practice and guidance for property flood resilience – RP1055 is now available

Posted: 13/12/19

The new Code of Practice and guidance for PFR aims to “improve confidence in property flood resilience and subsequent take-up”.

Young farmers help to plant 420 trees along River Irt

Posted: 09/12/19

Cumbria’s young farmers have planted 420 trees along the Irt to help improve the local environment and mitigate climate change.

A vast number of homes are at ‘high risk’ of flooding in Cumbria

Posted: 03/12/19

Homes located on the coast of Furness have been told by the Environment Agency that they are at long-term risk of flooding.

Some Cumbrian residents are to be automatically signed up for flood warnings

Posted: 26/11/19

People who live in Cumbria may receive a text message from the Environment Agency this week to let them know that they have been automatically signed up for the free flood alerts and warnings service.

The National Lottery is offering people and communities the chance to receive a grant worth up to £1000

Posted: 25/11/19

he National Lottery are offering people and communities with great ideas the chance to receive a grant between £100 and £1000 to mark their 25th Anniversary.

Government announces grants to help protect properties from flooding

Posted: 20/11/19

Flood-hit homes and businesses will be able to receive up to £5,000 to help protect them from future flooding.

£5.7million project to revamp Lancaster power hub which was battered by Storm Desmond has been completed

Posted: 19/11/19

A multimillion-pound project to improve flood defences and avoid power cuts in Lancaster has been completed.

The government has launched a new scheme to boost tree planting

Posted: 05/11/19

The government have launched a £50million Woodland Carbon Guarantee scheme to encourage farmers and landowners to plant more trees to help tackle climate change.

Volunteers needed for natural flood management project in Bootle

Posted: 05/11/19

West Cumbria Rivers Trust is appealing for volunteers to help with a project which aims to reduce flood risk in the village of Bootle, Cumbria.

Join us in celebrating The Flood Hub’s one year anniversary

Posted: 05/11/19

We are celebrating one year of The Flood Hub on 5th November 2019! Join us in celebrating by following our social media accounts.

Looking back at United Utilities ‘Managing Flood Risk from New Development in Partnership’ day

Posted: 30/10/19

United Utilities held a partnership event in September 2019 to understand how risk management authorities can work better to manage flood risk from new developments.

Volunteers needed for Flimby natural flood management project

Posted: 22/10/19

West Cumbria River’s Trust are appealing for volunteers to help with a project aiming to reduce flood risk in the village of Flimby.

A 50m long green wall is set to be installed at Liverpool’s St John’s shopping centre

Posted: 15/10/19

Plans for a giant living, green wall have been approved by Liverpool City Council as part of a global effort to increase green space in city centres.

The Environment Agency and Met Office have celebrated 10 years of flood forecasting

Posted: 11/10/19

The 4th October marked ten years since the Environment Agency and the Met Office formed a partnership and saved lives, livelihoods and protected infrastructure.

Manchester water company will attempt to fight fatbergs

Posted: 04/10/19

Manchester’s water company is on a mission to make the city’s sewers free of fatbergs.

Forthcoming Events

Tree Planting at Twiston – Ribble Rivers Trust (25/01/20)

Event Date: 25/01/2020

Join Ribble Rivers Trust at this tree planting volunteer day to help slow the flow of water around Pendle Hill.

Poynton Flood Smart Event

Event Date: 25/01/2020

Poynton Flood Action Group are hosting this event to provide residents with flood resilience updates, and to discuss flood risk and how to become more flood resilient.

Keswick flood scheme drop in (28/01/20)

Event Date: 28/01/2020

Drop in sessions are being held every other Tuesday for the duration of the scheme to provide updates to the public.

Stockport Flooding Drop-in: Bramhall

Event Date: 28/01/2020

Attend this drop-in event for information on the flooding in Stockport in July 2019.

Tree Planting at Twiston – Ribble Rivers Trust (29/01/20)

Event Date: 29/01/2020

Join Ribble Rivers Trust at this tree planting volunteer day to help slow the flow of water around Pendle Hill.

Tree Planting at Twiston – Ribble Rivers Trust (01/02/20)

Event Date: 01/02/2020

Join Ribble Rivers Trust at this tree planting volunteer day to help slow the flow of water around Pendle Hill.

Stockport Flooding Drop-in

Event Date: 03/02/2020

Attend this drop-in event for information on the flooding in Stockport in July 2019.

Christmas Tree Planting 2020 – The Fylde Sand Dunes Project (4th Feb)

Event Date: 04/02/2020

Bring your old Christmas trees to this planting event to help stabilise the sand dunes on the Fylde coast.

Stockport Flooding Drop-in: Hazel Grove

Event Date: 04/02/2020

Attend this drop-in event for information on the flooding in Stockport in July 2019.

Christmas Tree Planting 2020 – The Fylde Sand Dunes Project (5th Feb)

Event Date: 05/02/2020

Bring your old Christmas trees to this planting event to help stabilise the sand dunes on the Fylde coast.

Stockport Flooding Drop-in: Gatley, Cheadle

Event Date: 05/02/2020

Attend this drop-in event for information on the flooding in Stockport in July 2019.

Flimby Flood group: Hedge planting (6th Feb)

Event Date: 06/02/2020

Join Flimby Flood Group with tree planting to help reduce flooding in the village.

Christmas Tree Planting 2020 – The Fylde Sand Dunes Project (6th Feb)

Event Date: 06/02/2020

Bring your old Christmas trees to this planting event to help stabilise the sand dunes on the Fylde coast.

Radcliffe and Redvales, Bury Flood Risk Management Scheme drop in (07/02/20)

Event Date: 07/02/2020

Find out more about the Radcliffe and Redvales flood scheme works by attending this drop in session and talking to Environment Agency staff.

Building Resilience Together: Learning from Cumbria’s experience

Event Date: 07/02/2020

Join this event to explore and celebrate the achievements and learning of the Rebuilding Together programme.

Stockport Flooding Drop-in: Romiley

Event Date: 10/02/2020

Attend this drop-in event for information on the flooding in Stockport in July 2019.

Keswick flood scheme drop in (11/02/20)

Event Date: 11/02/2020

Drop in sessions are being held every other Tuesday for the duration of the scheme to provide updates to the public.

Keswick flood scheme drop in (25/02/20)

Event Date: 25/02/2020

Drop in sessions are being held every other Tuesday for the duration of the scheme to provide updates to the public.

Flood & Coast 2020

Event Date: 02/06/2020

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.

Flood & Coast 2020

Event Date: 03/06/2020

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.

Flood & Coast 2020

Event Date: 04/06/2020

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.