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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.

Regional flood forecasting in Cumbria is set to be improved by the successful deployment of the NCAS mobile X-band weather radar

Posted: 13/11/18

The NCAS-X-band weather radar in Cumbria has been successfully put in place by The National Centre for Atmospheric Science and the Environment Agency. The radar will provide new observations to improve the Environment Agency’s flood forecasting and warning services.

New North West Natural Flood Management handbook

Posted: 12/11/18

A new 'Natural Flood Management handbook: a practical guide for farmers' has been produced, funded by West Cumbria Rivers Trust, Newground, Heritage Lottery Fund and the Environment Agency.

Tree planting across England set to get a Multimillion-pound boost

Posted: 31/10/18

As part of the Chancellors Budget, Phillip Hammond has announced a £60 million pledge to plant more trees in order to preserve the country's environment.

Morecambe Sea Wall Officially Open

Posted: 24/10/18

The new wave reflection wall that will reduce the flood risk to 11,400 homes over the next 100 years has been opened by the Environment Minister Thérèse Coffey.

Praise for Castle Street Community Flood Action Group Clean-up

Posted: 23/10/18

A community clean-up event in Kendal took place on the 14th October which was organised by the Castle Street Community Flood Action Group to protect homes against future flooding, coincided with a weekend of flood warnings and alerts.

Government agrees funding for a new West Kirby flood defence wall

Posted: 12/10/18

The Environment Agency has agreed to part-fund a new £3million flood defence wall that will change the face of West Kirby promenade forever.

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.