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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.

A new association is launching to support the delivery of sustainable drainage

Posted: 25/02/19

The Association of SuDS Authorities (ASA) is intending to promote the use of sustainable drainage in property developments.

Work on the £1million flood alleviation project in Earby has now resumed

Posted: 21/02/19

Work on the £1million flood alleviation project in Earby has now resumed, the project aims to reduce the risk of flooding to 91 homes and 17 businesses.

Kendal 3 Phase Flood Risk Management Scheme Information

Posted: 13/02/19

A Flood Risk Management Scheme in Kendal which is designed to better protect residential and business properties from flooding, improve the local environment and improve community amenities has been proposed by the Environment Agency.

Cumbrian Manufacturing Firm benefiting from £2.6m investment in Flood Resilience Measures

Posted: 08/02/19

James Walker & Co is a large, established Cumbrian manufacturing firm is benefitting from a £2.6m investment from Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership to protect its premises from flooding.

Following on from the Christmas tree planting campaigns

Posted: 05/02/19

Ribble Rivers Trust and the Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside put out an appeal last December for members of the public to donate their old Christmas trees.

Lancaster City Council have approved funding for the £10million flood defence scheme along Caton Road.

Posted: 22/01/19

Lancaster City Council have contributed £850,000 for  flood defences on the River Lune designed to protect  one of Lancasters most important commercial areas, which will help to safeguard more than 2000 jobs and contribute £37.3million to the local economy.

Taking care of the hills can help protect towns and villages from flooding

Posted: 22/01/19

According to researchers, a restoration scheme that is underway on the hills of the Peak District has the potential to alleviate the level of flood risk to towns and villages below.

Mrs Hayman, shadow Secretary of State for environment, food and rural affairs has met senior officials from the British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA)

Posted: 22/01/19

Sue Hayman has spoken to insurance bosses about homes and businesses at risk of flooding. She has warned that West Cumbrian communities will become “ghost towns” if nothing is done to make insurance affordable and available to all properties and small businesses.

A DEFRA consultation has been opened regarding the improvement of the management of water in the environment

Posted: 15/01/19

In the last few years, DEFRA have seen a significant improvement in the water environment and in resilience to flood and drought and have opened a consultation regarding the improvement of management of water in the environment.

Greening Grey Britain with communities in 2019

Posted: 14/01/19

Is there a neglected space in your community that you’d love to transform into a green oasis for people and the planet? Do you have a community garden idea that could bridge the generation gap?

Achieving Sustainable Drainage Through Local Authorities

Posted: 14/01/19

SuDS were first introduced to the English planning system in 2010. National planning policy in England encourages SuDS on all major developments, unless there is clear evidence that they would be inappropriate.  However, as of the 7th January 2019, SuDS were made mandatory on all new developments over 100m2 in Wales.

Year of Environment – Liverpool City Region

Posted: 04/01/19

2019 is the Year of the Environment for Liverpool City Region, which will aim to get more people involved in projects to improve the natural world and leave a better environment for the next generation.

How willow has proved to be a natural defender against flooding.

Posted: 03/01/19

In December 2015, record levels of rainfall fell over Cumbria caused by Storm Desmond, which had huge impacts. Farmer’s livestock drowned and kilometres of fencing were destroyed as the rivers overtopped.

Working with nature to reduce flood risk in Greater Manchester

Posted: 19/12/18

Work on a natural flood management scheme is underway on Smithills Estate near Bolton.

Ribble Rivers Trust needs Clitheroe’s Christmas Trees!

Posted: 19/12/18

Ribble Rivers Trust are an environmental charity that work to improve the brooks, streams and rivers of the Ribble catchment for the people and wildlife who live there.

North West RFCC Business Plan consultation

Posted: 13/12/18

The North West Regional Flood and Coastal Committee are holding a consultation on their draft Business Plan for the period from 2019 to 2022.

The Wildlife Trust will host their Annual Christmas Tree Planting Event in 2019

Posted: 12/12/18

The Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside has put out an appeal for members of the public to bring their old Christmas trees to their ‘Annual Christmas Tree Planting’ event.

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.