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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Work on a natural flood management scheme is underway on Smithills Estate near Bolton.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Environment Agency has agreed to part-fund a new £3million flood defence wall that will change the face of West Kirby promenade forever.
Help Cumbria Wildlife Trust continue to restore peat bogs near the popular beauty spot of Bleaberry Fell by translocating peat-forming mosses and cotton grasses.
Join West Cumbria Rivers Trust at Corney for leaky dam building, tree-planting and tree maintenance in an old woodland.