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Environment Agency launches new flooding Action Plan

Posted: 13/05/21

The Environment Agency's FCERM Strategy Action Plan will help to better protect over hundreds of thousands more homes and businesses in the years ahead.

The Flood Hub Property Flood Resilience (PFR) Focus Week Campaign

Posted: 05/05/21

From 10th – 14th May we are hosting a Property Flood Resilience (PFR) Focus Week, exploring what PFR is, some of the options available, and see how it has benefited residents in the North West.

Applications for the Nature for Climate Peatland Grant Scheme (NCPGS) are open

Posted: 05/05/21

The Nature for Climate Peatland Grant Scheme (NCPGS) provides funding to restore peatlands in the uplands and lowlands of England. It is a competitive grant scheme that will run until 2025.

The Flood Hub Coastal Focus Week Campaign

Posted: 15/04/21

From 19th – 23rd April we are hosting a Coastal Focus Week looking at various aspects of coastal flooding, erosion and management, and how we will need to adapt to climate change and sea level rise.

5 new reports have been released by the Environment Agency Flood and Coastal Risk Management Research Team

Posted: 09/04/21

The following reports have been released by the Environment Agency’s Flood and Coastal Risk Management Research Team.

Innovative projects to protect against flooding selected

Posted: 01/04/21

Cutting-edge flood forecasting and natural flood management schemes trialled in 25 selected areas receiving a share of £150m to develop new flooding responses.

Whalley Early Flood Warning Trial Hailed a Success

Posted: 31/03/21

Whalley & Billington Flood Action Group have recently participated in a successful trial of a prototype Early Flood Warning system installed on a culvert.

The £7m Croston Flood Risk Management Scheme has already proven its worth

Posted: 24/03/21

The Croston Flood Risk Management Scheme was completed in 2017 and has already protected lots of properties in Croston from potential flood damage.

More than 300,000 homes better protected from flooding since 2015

Posted: 24/03/21

The Environment Agency and partners have completed more than 700 projects to better protect more than 300,000 homes since 2015.

Commitment made to Maghull communities for strengthened flood risk management

Posted: 19/03/21

Sefton Council, the Environment Agency and United Utilities have signed a joint statement of intent to reassure Maghull communities that they are continuing to work together to explore solutions to reduce the risk of flooding.

Ground investigation works begin in Burneside with new webpages launched

Posted: 16/03/21

The Environment Agency is progressing plans and designs for phase two and three of the £76million Kendal Flood Risk Management scheme.

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.

Forthcoming Events

Cumbria Wildlife Trust – Armboth Fells Conservation Day

Dates: 20/10/2021, 09/11/2021,

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.

West Cumbria Rivers Trust – Volunteering: Building leaky dams and tree-planting at Corney

Date: 06/11/2021

Join West Cumbria Rivers Trust at Corney for leaky dam building, tree-planting and tree maintenance in an old woodland.