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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.

Help Callum: A New Flood Digital Engagement Tool

Posted: 30/09/20

This brand new flood digital engagement tool tells the story of Callum's flooding experience and asks - how would you 'help Callum'?

Resarch by the University of Plymouth has shown that planting trees and creating new woodlands can help reduce flood risk within upland areas

Posted: 29/09/20

Flash flooding affects communities across the UK and a new study by the University of Plymouth has shown that planting woodland in upland areas could play a significant role in preventing it.

Unblocktober: Improving the Health of our Drains, Sewers and Seas

Posted: 29/09/20

This month-long campaign aims to improve the health of our drains, sewers, watercourses and seas!

Preston and South Ribble Flood Scheme Online Engagement Platform Launched

Posted: 28/09/20

The Environment Agency have launched a public engagement platform for the Preston and South Ribble flood scheme.

The £5000 grant scheme for flood hit homes has been extended by the government

Posted: 22/09/20

The government extension will allow households and businesses to apply for funding from eligible councils after coronavirus delays.

Proposed removal / replacement of pedestrian footbridge over Burrow Beck

Posted: 17/09/20

Lancaster City Council have announced an important update for residents in the Hala area of Lancaster about the proposed removal/replacement of the pedestrian footbridge on the path between Gressingham Drive and Lentwroth Drive.

Natural Environment Investment Readiness Fund

Posted: 17/09/20

The Investment Readiness Fund will support the development of natural environment projects to generate revenue from ecosystem services and attract repayable investment.

The Flood Hub Flood Resilience Awareness Week Campaign

Posted: 14/09/20

From Monday 21st - Friday 25th September, we are running a Flood Resilience Awareness Week to raise awareness and encourage people to increase their resilience to flooding.

Natural flood management project to begin at Greater Manchester beauty spot

Posted: 09/09/20

Project designed to showcase natural flood management techniques and restore peatland on treasured local moorland is about to start.

The Storm Names for 2020-21 have been revealed

Posted: 02/09/20

The Met Office along with partners Met Éireann and KNMI have revealed the list of storm names for the UK, Ireland and Netherlands for the next season.

£10m available to help farmers plant new woodland

Posted: 27/08/20

As part of the third auction of the Woodland Carbon Guarantee, farmers and landowners are being offered £10m to help create new woodlands.

The final section of the Fairhaven Sea Defence Project is now complete

Posted: 20/08/20

The final section of the Sea Defence Project at Fairhaven Lake has been completed and is now open to the public.

“September is Preparedness Month” is now in its sixth year #30days30waysUK

Posted: 19/08/20

Since 2015, the #30days30waysUK campaign aims to inspire and empower people to be ready and better prepared for a wide range of risks and their consequences such as flooding, fire, power cuts etc.

Beavers are returning to Cheshire for the first time in 400 years

Posted: 18/08/20

Cheshire Wildlife Trust have announced that they are reintroducing beavers back into Cheshire after 400 years.

Work on the Skirting Beck and Whangs Beck Flood Risk Management Scheme continues

Posted: 29/07/20

The Flood Risk Management Scheme in Egremont will reduce the flood risk to 220 residential and business properties, improve the local environment and community amenities.

The Flood Hub NFM Awareness Week Campaign

Posted: 21/07/20

From Monday 27th - Friday 31st July, we are running a Natural Flood Management (NFM) Awareness Week to increase the awareness of NFM and its multiple benefits!

Multi-billion pound investment as government unveils new long-term plan to tackle flooding

Posted: 14/07/20

336,000 properties in England better protected from flooding by 2027 with record £5.2 billion investment

Business as usual won’t tackle the challenges we face, warns Environment Agency

Posted: 09/07/20

Returning to business as usual after the Coronavirus pandemic won’t be enough to address the challenges of the future, warns Sir James Bevan, chief executive of the Environment Agency.

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.

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.