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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.

Government Petition on “flushable” wet wipes

Posted: 05/12/18

There is a UK Government and Parliament petition regarding the sale of wet wipes that are referred to as "flushable" on the packet, which if successful could help to prevent sewer flooding.

Environment Agency public consultation for new and amended standard rules for flood risk activities proposals

Posted: 26/11/18

The Environment Agency are holding a consultation on the proposals for new and amended standard rules for flood risk activities, as part of a review of their charges for regulatory works.

Environment Agency launching Flood Action Campaign 29th November

Posted: 22/11/18

The Environment Agency are gearing up to launch their Flood Action Campaign to make sure people know what to do in a flood, sign up to flood warnings, and keep themselves and their families safe.

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.