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Next week marks the start of our SuDS awareness week campaign

Posted: 12/06/19

From the 17th – 21st June, we’re running a Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) Awareness Week campaign from The Flood Hub Twitter account.

£1.1billion a year in flood damage is prevented by UK river defences

Posted: 12/06/19

According to research, an estimated £1.1billion a year in flood damage is being prevented by the UK’s network of river barriers and defences.

North West Regional Flood and Coastal Committee is recruiting

Posted: 03/06/19

The Environment Agency are looking for new members to join the North West Regional Flood and Coastal Committee (RFCC) that has responsibility for promoting an understanding of flood risk, irrespective of cause: coastal, fluvial or surface water.

Construction on flagship flood scheme to protect Radcliffe and Redvales set to commence

Posted: 03/06/19

Homes and businesses across Radcliffe and Redvales will soon be saved from the threat of flooding with construction on the flagship £40m Radcliffe and Redvales Flood Alleviation Scheme due to commence in the coming weeks.

Study finds that the floods in 2009 and 2015 in Cumbria were the worst for centuries

Posted: 22/05/19

A ground breaking analysis of lake sediment in Cumbria has shown that the floods of 2009 and 2015 in the north-west England were the worst for more than 550 years.

Government delivers new £10m fund to plant over 130,000 urban trees

Posted: 22/05/19

Grants will be made available over the next two years to plant trees in town and city spaces to make them greener and to utilise the multiple benefits that they can provide.

Kendal Flood Plan Agreed

Posted: 20/05/19

The first phase of Kendal’s multi-million pound flood defence scheme is set to go ahead after it was confirmed the plan will not be ‘called in’ by the Government.

An Environment Agency public consultation has been opened regarding the draft National Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy for England

Posted: 09/05/19

The Environment Agency has been leading a conversation with people and organisations who are affected by or work to manage flooding and coastal change

UK flood planners must ‘prepare for the worst’

Posted: 09/05/19

The Environment Agency has warned that Britain’s flood planners must prepare for the worst on climate change. The EA predicts that climate change and population growth will double the number of properties built on the flood plain over the next five decades

Carlisle to get “one of the highest levels” of flood protection in the country

Posted: 29/04/19

The planned flood scheme for Carlisle aims to provide one of the highest levels of flood protection in the country.

Environment Agency announces new green legacy for £2.6bn flood and coastal risk management programme

Posted: 25/04/19

The Environment Agency has announced a set of new supplier arrangements and partnerships which will increase efficiency, value for money and the green legacy of its £2.6billion capital investment programme.

A new website offering extensive information on river and lake improvement projects happening across West Cumbria has been launched.

Posted: 12/04/19

A new website offering extensive information on river and lake improvement projects happening across West Cumbria has been launched.

Public drop-in session organised for flood defence works on Penrith Road, Keswick

Posted: 10/04/19

A major project to install new flood resilience and defence infrastructure in the Penrith Road area of Keswick is currently being developed.

Summary of consultation responses and decisions: Flood risk activity permitting: standard rules consultation

Posted: 08/04/19

The Environment Agency held a consultation from the 16th November 2018 until the 11th January 2019 on the proposals for new and amended standard rules for flood risk activities.

A £10,000 flood warning board has been installed in Lower Broughton

Posted: 05/04/19

A new £10,000 digital flood warning and community information board has been installed on the edge of Mocha Parade in Lower Broughton.

New Flood Resistance Product Standards Consultation

Posted: 29/03/19

BS 851188, parts 1+2 have now been issued for public comment and will be open for comments until 28 May 2019.

Multi-million pound flood scheme in Radcliffe and Redvales given the green light

Posted: 28/03/19

A £40 million flood defence scheme in Radcliffe and Redvales, designed to protect up to 870 properties from a repeat of the devastating flooding seen on Boxing Day 2015, has been given the green light by Bury Council’s Planning Control Committee.

Phase 1 Kendal Flood Risk Management Scheme approved by planning committee

Posted: 26/03/19

Phase 1 of the Kendal Flood Risk Management Scheme Linear Defences has been approved by planners.

The Environment Agency have published new evidence to plan for flood and coastal risk up to 2065

Posted: 01/03/19

The Environment Agency has published a new economic assessment to aid planning for flooding and coastal risk management for the next 50 years.

Repairs on numerous paths and bridges have been completed following the devastation of Storm Desmond

Posted: 25/02/19

The Lake District has nearly fully recovered from the damage and destruction caused by Storm Desmond in 2015.

Forthcoming Events

CANCELLED: Peatland Restoration: Naddle Farm

Event Date: 09/04/2020

Come and help Cumbria Rivers Trust with some maintenance and planting on an area of restored peatland with the RSPB.

CANCELLED: Peatland Restoration: Armboth Fell Peatland Survey Day (15/04/20)

Event Date: 15/04/2020

Help Cumbria Wildlife Trust undertake a peatland survey on this area of land above Thirlmere reservoir.

CANCELLED: Peatland Restoration: Bampton Common Planting Day (23/04/20)

Event Date: 23/04/2020

Help Cumbria Wildlife Trust restore eroded peatland on this conservation day. They'll be transplanting clumps of bog mosses and other plants.

CANCELLED: Upper Dean Living Landscape walk, Macclesfield

Event Date: 02/05/2020

Join Cheshire Wildlife Trust for a guided walk with the chance to see in-channel natural flood management works.

CANCELLED: Wasdale Wednesday: Tree Guard Removal – West Cumbria Rivers Trust

Event Date: 13/05/2020

Join West Cumbria Rivers Trust in removing old tree guards from trees.

UK Underwater – Data Driven Approaches to Communicating Flooding

Event Date: 01/06/2020

A two-day workshop funded through the Data Science Institute at Lancaster University.

CANCELLED: Peatland Restoration: Bampton Common Planting Day (09/06/20)

Event Date: 09/06/2020

Help Cumbria Wildlife Trust restore eroded peatland on this conservation day. They'll be transplanting clumps of bog mosses and other plants.

CANCELLED: Peatland Restoration: Bishop’s Allotment Conservation Day

Event Date: 27/06/2020

Come and help Cumbria Rivers Trust create some wetland habitat on this conservation day near Newby Bridge

CANCELLED: Wasdale Wednesday: Wet Woodland Restoration – West Cumbria Rivers Trust

Event Date: 12/08/2020

Join West Cumbria Rivers Trust in blocking ditches, creating wet woodland and reducing silt movement.

World Habitat Day – Creating Dunes at St Anne’s

Event Date: 05/10/2020

To celebrate World Habitat Day, join Lancashire Wildlife Trust in erecting fencing and planting Marram grass on the sand dunes at North Beach, St Anne's to create sand dunes.

Flood & Coast 2020

Event Date: 08/12/2020

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: 09/12/2020

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: 10/12/2020

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.