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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.

Flood Re urges a ‘build back better’ recovery after unprecedented year

Posted: 19/11/20

This year, Flood Re processed more claims and paid out more than in the first three years of operation combined.

Plans for the new West Kirby flood wall

Posted: 12/11/20

Detailed plans for the new flood wall to be built along the length of West Kirby promenade were officially lodged on Tuesday 3rd November 2020.

United Utilities announces £300,000 fund for catchment projects

Posted: 11/11/20

United Utilities have announced its plans for improving the North West’s watercourses through partnership working and holistic thinking.

Sample flood wall panels now installed in Kendal

Posted: 11/11/20

Construction of sample flood wall panels in Kendal, a requirement of the planning conditions for the flood scheme, is now complete.

Communities at risk of flooding urged to apply for a share of £200m resilience programme

Posted: 10/11/20

Flood and Coastal Resilience Innovation Programme will help communities improve resilience to flooding and coastal change .

The Flood Hub Feedback Survey After 2 Years of Success

Posted: 10/11/20

Please fill in our quick feedback survey to help keep our website useful for communities affected by flooding.

Environment Agency Flood Action Campaign November 2020

Posted: 09/11/20

The Environment Agency's #FloodActionWeek runs from 9-15 November to encourage more people to prepare, act and survive during flooding.

Share your views on draft updated Non-statutory technical standards for SuDS

Posted: 28/10/20

Defra is exploring whether updating the English Non-statutory technical standards for SuDS could help deliver SuDS that provide multiple benefits.

Kendal Flood Scheme St Georges Walk Road Closure

Posted: 27/10/20

The Environment Agency will be undertaking some ground investigation work at St Georges Walk in Kendal for a 4-week period.

“Flood busting” leaky dams installed on Crompton Moor in Oldham

Posted: 15/10/20

Innovative flood risk management techniques have taken another step forward on Crompton Moor in Oldham with the installation of five “leaky dams”.

DEFRA Consultation on Natural Flood Management Funding Process

Posted: 06/10/20

DEFRA have today launched a consultation on how the funding process for Natural Flood Management could be made easier.

Installation of sample flood panels begins in Kendal

Posted: 01/10/20

The Environment Agency and contractors, VBA have begun installing sample flood panels in Kendal as part of the £76m flood scheme.

Forthcoming Events

Flood & Coast 2021

Dates: 28/06/2021, 29/06/2021, 30/06/2021, 01/07/2021,

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.

Armboth Fells Conservation Day

Dates: 28/06/2021, 29/06/2021, 30/06/2021, 01/07/2021, 23/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 07/05/2021, 19/05/2021, 05/06/2021,

Help to plant native cottongrass plug plants into small areas of bare peat around the pools.

Shap Fells Conservation Day

Dates: 28/06/2021, 29/06/2021, 30/06/2021, 01/07/2021, 23/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 07/05/2021, 19/05/2021, 05/06/2021, 05/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 27/05/2021,

Help to collect peat-forming Sphagnum moss and translocate it into new pools.

Bampton Common Planting Day

Dates: 28/06/2021, 29/06/2021, 30/06/2021, 01/07/2021, 23/04/2021, 28/04/2021, 07/05/2021, 19/05/2021, 05/06/2021, 05/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 27/05/2021, 29/05/2021, 16/06/2021, 30/06/2021,

Follow up maintenance for continued recovery. Collecting peat-forming bog mosses (Sphagnum) and transplanting them into bare areas.

View from the riverbank: Natural flood management in the Pennines

Date: 22/04/2021

Join Eden Rivers Trust for a closer look at the work they're doing in partnership with North Pennines AONB Landscape Partnership on the fellsides of the Pennines.

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.