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The Old Court House, Cockermouth, Community Update, December 2023

Posted: 04/12/23

An Environment Agency community update about the flood risk in Cockermouth

The Flood Hub’s Community Flood Resilience Focus Week 2023

Posted: 21/11/23

Join us for our upcoming Community Flood Resilience Focus Week taking place from Monday 27th November to Friday 1st December. Follow the focus week on our social media platforms:

Environment Agency Flood Action Week: Households need to know their flood risk after 2023’s record-breaking weather

Posted: 20/11/23

This Flood Action Week (20-26 November) the Environment Agency is urging people to prepare for increased weather extremes.

Windermere residents invited to view United Utilities water investment plans

Posted: 14/11/23

Residents who live in and around Windermere are being invited to find out more about proposals to improve water quality in the lake.

Lancashire to benefit from £2.4m peatlands investment

Posted: 09/11/23

Lancashire is set to benefit from a £2.4million investment into restoring its peatlands, which are vital for reducing the county's carbon levels, as well as a haven for wildlife.

United Utilities shares its upgrade plans for Hest Bank

Posted: 06/11/23

United Utilities is inviting people in the Hest Bank area of Lancashire to find out more about their plan to improve the quality of water in Hatlex Beck.

The Old Court House, Cockermouth, Community Update, October 2023

Posted: 27/10/23

An Environment Agency community update about the flood risk in Cockermouth

Government announces support for flood-hit areas

Posted: 27/10/23

Thousands of pounds of Government funding to help communities recover from the impact of Storm Babet.

Residents in the dark about risks posed by flooding

Posted: 24/10/23

UK residents are unaware of the ways they can protect their homes from flooding and other types of extreme weather, according to new research from Aviva.

The Flood Hub’s Coastal Flooding and Erosion Focus week

Posted: 24/10/23

From 30th October – 5th November, we are hosting a Coastal Flooding and Erosion Focus Week.

Regional Flood and Coastal Committee (RFCC) Independent Member Recruitment Campaign is now live!

Posted: 24/10/23

The North West RFCC is currently recruiting for three roles as part of the campaign.

£2.5 million on offer in latest round of Countryside Stewardship Facilitation Fund

Posted: 23/10/23

The eighth round of the Countryside Stewardship Facilitation Fund has opened for applications today, the government has announced (23 October 2023).

Environment Agency update on the Old Courthouse Building, Cockermouth – Temporary Change to the Flood Warning Threshold

Posted: 20/10/23

The Environment Agency have released an update about the temporary change to the flood warning threshold as a result of the partial collapse of the Old Courthouse Building

Environment Agency update on the Honest Lawyer Building, Cockermouth

Posted: 18/10/23

The Environment Agency have released an update on the partial collapse of the Honest Lawyer Building, which occurred on the 8th October.

United Utilities’ graduates work with housing developers to create water efficient homes

Posted: 13/10/23

A team of graduates at United Utilities has teamed up with Penrith-based Atkinson Building Contractors to create a pair of highly water efficient homes.

Record £13.7bn investment in the pipeline for North West

Posted: 02/10/23

United Utilities today publishes an ambitious £13.7 billion investment plan to deliver cleaner rivers, more reliable water supplies and extra support for customers struggling with bills in the North West.

New bans and restrictions on polluting single-use plastics come into force

Posted: 02/10/23

Some of the most polluting single-use plastic items banned from 1 October

£25 million for projects using nature to increase flood resilience

Posted: 22/09/23

£25 million will be invested in projects that use nature to protect communities from flooding, Environment Minister Rebecca Pow announced today (22 September).

The Flood Hub’s ‘Flood Aware? Plan and Prepare’ Focus week

Posted: 18/09/23

From Monday 25th – Friday 29th September 2023 we are hosting 'Flood Aware? Plan & Prepare,' Focus week! This focus week aims provide helpful insights on effective ways to plan, prepare, and increase your resilience against flooding.

Council proposes to mitigate flood risk with new planning guidance

Posted: 14/09/23

Cheshire East Council aims to introduce a new planning document, setting out the council’s proposals for mitigating flood risk, harnessing rainwater capture, and living with changing weather patterns.

Forthcoming Events

CIWEM Property Flood Resilience (PFR) Foundation Training


This Foundation training course has been made freely available by CIWEM for a limited time to those impacted by storm Babet.

Multi Agency Community Drop in – Sankey Brook Flood Risk Management Scheme and Interim Measures and Actions

Date: 05/12/2023

Join Warrington Borough Council, the Environment Agency, and United Utilities for a community drop-in to discuss updates on the Sankey Brook Flood Risk Management Scheme.

2024 Christmas Tree Planting at Fylde Sand Dunes

Dates: 05/02/2024, 06/02/2024,

Volunteer to help bury the Christmas trees during The Wildlife’s Trust annual Christmas tree planting event. Turn your old Christmas trees into brand new sand dunes!