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Completion of flood resilience works boosts protection for homes across the North West

Posted: 27/09/19

Around 100 homes and businesses, across the North West, will be better protected from flooding following the completion of preventative works by the Environment Agency and its partners.

A pilot project which will use nature to tackle flooding has been launched

Posted: 23/09/19

A natural flood management (NFM) trial has been launched at farm on the border of Yorkshire and Lancashire to help reduce the risk of flooding.

Highest-ever resolution of climate projections have been launched

Posted: 17/09/19

As the world becomes increasingly impacted by climate change, understanding more about the potential future intensity of hourly rainfall and extreme daytime temperatures is key to the UK’S resilience.

Communities in Cumbria and Lancashire will benefit from Government flood funding pledge of £62m

Posted: 11/09/19

Environment Secretary Theresa Villiers has announced a new round of flood defence investment for communities across Yorkshire, Lancashire, Cumbria, the North East and the South East of England.

North West RFCC Business Plan launch

Posted: 09/09/19

The North West RFCC has released its new Business Plan which sets out its priorities and actions for 2019 to 2022.

A £1million project to reduce flood risk in Earby has now been completed

Posted: 30/08/19

The project involved repairing a culvert which ran through the town to protect 91 homes and 17 businesses from flooding.

Works are due to begin next month to repair storm damage and strengthen the flood resilience of a section of the A685

Posted: 29/08/19

Cumbria County Council is investing approximately £650,000 in surfacing and drainage works as part of the council’s Infrastructure Recovery Programme.

£2m flood defence works on Penrith Road, Keswick are due to start on the 2nd September

Posted: 29/08/19

On the 2nd September, work on the major engineering designed to increase Keswick’s flood resilience is due to begin.

Recovery work goes on after heavy flooding in the North West and Derbyshire

Posted: 20/08/19

Work continues in towns and villages across the North West and parts of Derbyshire after being hit by heavy flooding

Flood victims in Stockport are being offered grants and a council tax freeze

Posted: 13/08/19

Stockport Council are offering grants of up to £200 to residents whose homes had internally flooded between the 28th July and the 9th August 2019.

Report into the November 2017 flooding released by Lancashire County Council

Posted: 12/08/19

Lancashire County Council have published an overview report of the flooding which hit parts of Lancashire in November.

The annual ‘flood and coastal erosion risk management report: 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018′ has been released

Posted: 08/08/19

The report summarises the activities carried out by risk management authorities (RMAs) in England.

A new project is launching in 2020 to help restore threatened sand dunes across England and Wales

Posted: 08/08/19

A fantastic new project will launch in 2020 which will help restore sand dunes for the benefit of people, communities and wildlife.

The Countryside Stewardship Facilitation fund is now open for applications

Posted: 08/08/19

The funding is to help groups of farmers, foresters and land managers improve the natural environment.

Work on the £25million flood defences has begun in Carlisle

Posted: 31/07/19

The Environment Agency has started work on the £25million flood scheme, three and a half years after Storm Desmond caused devastation across Carlisle. The scheme will protect 1600 homes and businesses from flooding across the city once it’s complete.

Cockermouth Company unveils their new multi million pound flood defences

Posted: 22/07/19

James Walker and Co, is one of Cumbria’s largest employers with more than 400 employees and in 2009 and 2015, the company was left underwater by flooding

DEFRA calling for evidence on Flooding and Coastal Erosion

Posted: 18/07/19

Defra is asking for evidence which focuses on some specific flood and coastal erosion policy questions that the government would like addition evidence on.

Green Sefton Consultation on Crosby Coastal Park Vision

Posted: 18/07/19

Green Sefton have launched a consultation for members of the public to have their say on what Crosby Coastal Park is planned to look like by 2030.

Flood Re call for homes to be built ‘better’ and more resilient after a flood in order to reduce insurance premiums

Posted: 17/07/19

Flood Re – the organisation which enabled owners of houses situated in flood risk areas – wants to further reduce insurance premiums by encouraging a practice to ‘build back better’ homes after a flood event.

Calls by Councillors for Lancashire to be included in the Northern Forest plans

Posted: 16/07/19

As part of the Government’s 25 year plan to improve the environment, proposals have been set out for a new Northern Forest. But the plans do not include the county of Lancashire.

Forthcoming Events

Tree Planting at Twiston – Ribble Rivers Trust (18/01/20)

Event Date: 18/01/2020

Join Ribble Rivers Trust at this tree planting volunteer day to help slow the flow of water around Pendle Hill.

Fence Repairs at Bashall – Ribble Rivers Trust

Event Date: 22/01/2020

Join Ribble Rivers Trust on this volunteer day to repair fencing at a tree planting site.

Tree Planting at Twiston – Ribble Rivers Trust (25/01/20)

Event Date: 25/01/2020

Join Ribble Rivers Trust at this tree planting volunteer day to help slow the flow of water around Pendle Hill.

Poynton Flood Smart Event

Event Date: 25/01/2020

Poynton Flood Action Group are hosting this event to provide residents with flood resilience updates, and to discuss flood risk and how to become more flood resilient.

Keswick flood scheme drop in (28/01/20)

Event Date: 28/01/2020

Drop in sessions are being held every other Tuesday for the duration of the scheme to provide updates to the public.

Tree Planting at Twiston – Ribble Rivers Trust (29/01/20)

Event Date: 29/01/2020

Join Ribble Rivers Trust at this tree planting volunteer day to help slow the flow of water around Pendle Hill.

Tree Planting at Twiston – Ribble Rivers Trust (01/02/20)

Event Date: 01/02/2020

Join Ribble Rivers Trust at this tree planting volunteer day to help slow the flow of water around Pendle Hill.

Christmas Tree Planting 2020 – The Fylde Sand Dunes Project (4th Feb)

Event Date: 04/02/2020

Bring your old Christmas trees to this planting event to help stabilise the sand dunes on the Fylde coast.

Christmas Tree Planting 2020 – The Fylde Sand Dunes Project (5th Feb)

Event Date: 05/02/2020

Bring your old Christmas trees to this planting event to help stabilise the sand dunes on the Fylde coast.

Flimby Flood group: Hedge planting (6th Feb)

Event Date: 06/02/2020

Join Flimby Flood Group with tree planting to help reduce flooding in the village.

Christmas Tree Planting 2020 – The Fylde Sand Dunes Project (6th Feb)

Event Date: 06/02/2020

Bring your old Christmas trees to this planting event to help stabilise the sand dunes on the Fylde coast.

Radcliffe and Redvales, Bury Flood Risk Management Scheme drop in (07/02/20)

Event Date: 07/02/2020

Find out more about the Radcliffe and Redvales flood scheme works by attending this drop in session and talking to Environment Agency staff.

Building Resilience Together: Learning from Cumbria’s experience

Event Date: 07/02/2020

Join this event to explore and celebrate the achievements and learning of the Rebuilding Together programme.

Keswick flood scheme drop in (11/02/20)

Event Date: 11/02/2020

Drop in sessions are being held every other Tuesday for the duration of the scheme to provide updates to the public.

Keswick flood scheme drop in (25/02/20)

Event Date: 25/02/2020

Drop in sessions are being held every other Tuesday for the duration of the scheme to provide updates to the public.

Flood & Coast 2020

Event Date: 02/06/2020

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.

Flood & Coast 2020

Event Date: 03/06/2020

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.

Flood & Coast 2020

Event Date: 04/06/2020

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.