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Off the starting blocks for multi-million pound flood scheme

Posted: 10/03/21

Enabling works for a multi-million pound flood alleviation scheme in Littleborough which will help protect around 1,000 homes are set to get underway in the coming weeks.

Environment Agency plant trees as part of £76million flood scheme in Kendal

Posted: 09/03/21

Two native Hornbeam trees have been planted on the riverside in Kendal as part of the new £76million Flood Risk Management Scheme.

KS2 Flooding Education Package Launched

Posted: 01/03/21

The Flood Team at Newground have developed 10 lessons and resources for schools and young people, which aim to increase young people’s knowledge on flooding and flood risk management.

Cheshire West and Chester Council to host multi-agency flooding forum

Posted: 25/02/21

Residents of Cheshire West and Chester will be able to find out about the recent flooding events in the borough through a special online webinar event.

Work has begun on the Whinlatter Forest project

Posted: 24/02/21

The project aims to help slow the flow of water towards Lorton and the River Cocker.

Construction of the £76million Flood Scheme begins in Kendal

Posted: 22/02/21

Work has now started on the first phase of the three phased £76million Kendal Flood Risk Management Scheme. When complete, the Scheme will reduce the risk of flooding to 1,480 homes and 1,100 local businesses across the River Kent catchment.

Cumbria County Council secures £1m to develop major flood prevention project in Flimby

Posted: 19/02/21

Works are due to start on a £1m flood risk reduction project for the village of Flimby in West Cumbria.

Sport England financial support for flood-damaged facilities

Posted: 15/02/21

Sport England's Return to Play Fund is now open to applications from local authorities, leisure operators and other not-for-profit organisations needing funding to repair flood damage.

Consultation on the Lancashire Local Flood Risk Management Strategy 2021–2027

Posted: 12/02/21

Lancashire County Council, Blackburn with Darwen Council and Blackpool Council are asking for people's views on a new strategy which outlines their plans to reduce the risk of local flooding.

The North West Regional Flood and Coastal Committee is refreshing its business plan and invites your views

Posted: 12/02/21

The RFCC is refreshing its business plan to ensure its priorities consider the National Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Strategy and the central concept of resilience in a changing climate.

A brand new exhibition looking at how flooding affects physical and social environments is live!

Posted: 03/02/21

The Landscapes to Lifescapes digital exhibition is a collaborative project between Lancaster University, the University of Hull and the Environment Agency,

Government consultation proposes further support for flood resilience measures

Posted: 01/02/21

Plans include insurance payments for flood-hit properties to build back better and discounted premiums for flood resilient homes.

Recovery work begins after heavy flooding in Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Cheshire

Posted: 28/01/21

Operations are underway to help communities across Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Cheshire recover from flooding following the severe weather brought by Storm Christoph last week.

Work continues on Padiham flood scheme

Posted: 27/01/21

The next step towards building Padiham’s £9 million flood scheme will start this week when ground investigation work begins on proposed sites.

Emergency funding is available to assist with the Cheshire flooding response

Posted: 27/01/21

The Cheshire police and crime commissioner is encouiraging community groups to apply for emergency funding to support residents who have been affected by flooding.

Flood scheme team bring Christmas smiles to many thanks to appeal

Posted: 17/12/20

Teams from the Environment Agency, Bury Council and BAM Nuttall have helped boost a charity appeal which means more children in Radcliffe and Redvales will now have a smile put on their faces this Christmas.

Flood defences in Caton Road, Lancaster has completed on the anniversary of Storm Desmond

Posted: 16/12/20

A major flood risk management scheme on the River Lune, designed to protect hundreds of properties from the risk of flooding, has reached completion.

West Cumbria Rivers Trust’s Glenderamackin and Cocker catchment projects boosted by further £380,000 funding

Posted: 14/12/20

West Cumbria River’s Trust have announced that they have been awarded £380,000 by the Government’s new Green Recovery Challenge Fund.

Rickerby Flood Risk Management Scheme Reaches Completion

Posted: 08/12/20

Rickerby Flood scheme built to better protect 34 properties is now complete. The scheme comprises 440m of new flood defence walls, 100m of raised flood embankment along with a new road alignment with improved hedges and tree planting for nature.

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.

Forthcoming Events

Cumbria Wildlife Trust – Conservation day at Eycott Hill Nature Reserve August

Date: 11/08/2021

Help with conservation work at Eycott Hill Nature Reserve. The focus will be on preparing for tree planting.

World Habitat Day – creating sand dunes

Date: 04/10/2021

For 'World Habitat Day' Lancashire Wildlife Trust will be erecting fences and planting Marram grass plugs in the foredunes of the Fylde Sand Dunes at North Beach, St Anne's.