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Work on the £25million flood defences has begun in Carlisle

Posted: 31/07/19

The Environment Agency has started work on the £25million flood scheme, three and a half years after Storm Desmond caused devastation across Carlisle. The scheme will protect 1600 homes and businesses from flooding across the city once it’s complete.

Cockermouth Company unveils their new multi million pound flood defences

Posted: 22/07/19

James Walker and Co, is one of Cumbria’s largest employers with more than 400 employees and in 2009 and 2015, the company was left underwater by flooding

DEFRA calling for evidence on Flooding and Coastal Erosion

Posted: 18/07/19

Defra is asking for evidence which focuses on some specific flood and coastal erosion policy questions that the government would like addition evidence on.

Green Sefton Consultation on Crosby Coastal Park Vision

Posted: 18/07/19

Green Sefton have launched a consultation for members of the public to have their say on what Crosby Coastal Park is planned to look like by 2030.

Flood Re call for homes to be built ‘better’ and more resilient after a flood in order to reduce insurance premiums

Posted: 17/07/19

Flood Re – the organisation which enabled owners of houses situated in flood risk areas – wants to further reduce insurance premiums by encouraging a practice to ‘build back better’ homes after a flood event.

Calls by Councillors for Lancashire to be included in the Northern Forest plans

Posted: 16/07/19

As part of the Government’s 25 year plan to improve the environment, proposals have been set out for a new Northern Forest. But the plans do not include the county of Lancashire.

Flood work completed in Glenridding after Storm Desmond devastation

Posted: 09/07/19

More than three years after the devastation caused by Storm Desmond, work to protect Glenridding from further flooding has been completed.

Construction gets underway on the major flood scheme in Radcliffe and Redvales.

Posted: 05/07/19

The launch of the flood scheme, which is designed to protect more than 800 homes and local businesses from flooding, was marked by a sod cutting ceremony yesterday.

With sea levels rising, two parts of Merseyside could become a separate island

Posted: 03/07/19

A website which maps the potential devastation if the polar ice caps continue to melt have said that Formby and Southport could become a separate island by the end of the century.

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.

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.

View from the riverbank: Natural flood management in the Pennines

Date: 22/04/2021

Join Eden Rivers Trust for a closer look at the work they're doing in partnership with North Pennines AONB Landscape Partnership on the fellsides of the Pennines.

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.