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31 Jan 2017

Environment Agency Update

To view the full recovery work carried out in Cumbria since December 5, 2015 visit the Recovery Map at: http://bit.ly/2fPLG9x

To view the Cumbria Flood Actin Plan, Community Action Tables and Digital Plan for details of work ahead visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/cumbria-flood-action-plan

Strengthening defences

Carlisle:
Caldew Maltings replacement of lift up flood defences with permanent glass panel defences - including the installation of the glass panels.

Glenridding:
The construction of the defence right bank wall completed - work on the left bank continues. This project can be viewed via the time lapse camera via this link: http://www.telemetry-data.com/open?profile=Glenridding

Workington:
Work on strengthening the existing embankment and reseal the flood defence wall at Barepot is completed. Further work to construct a new embankment north of the mill race at Barepot is ongoing.

Upstream management

Across Cumbria:
Knowledge sharing workshop on woodland management presented by the Forestry Commission for interested parties from across the county being held at Staveley, February 3 and Glenridding February 4.

Maintenance

Glenridding:
Monitoring of the gravel continues.

Resilience

Organised by CERT - Community Emergency Response Team, formerly Eden Flood Volunteers, The Flood Expo is taking place at Carlisle Racecourse on Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd February 2017, from 9.30am to 5.00pm both days. Speakers include Andy Brown from the Environment Agency who will be talking about the National Flood Resilience Review - Actions and Lessons For Cumbria and England.

Water Level Management Boards

Work continues to develop proposals and re-consult on a new Waver Wampool and Lyth Valley WLMBs.

Environmental Permitting Regulations

Work will be able to start on several projects as the Environment Agency continues to process applications for bespoke permits. A total of 257 bespoke environmental permits have been issued since the regulations came into force 6 April 2016 (including permits for bridge repairs). An environmental permit for flood risk activities is needed if you want to do certain work:

• in, under, over or near a main river (including where the river is in a culvert)
• on or near a flood defence on a main river
• in the flood plain of a main river
• on or near a sea defence

You're breaking the law if you carry out these activities without a permit if you should have one. More information is available via https://www.gov.uk/guidance/flood-risk-activities-environmental-permits

Be flood ready. It is important that you are prepared for flooding and we encourage you to take 3 simple steps:-

1. Sign up to Floodline Warnings Direct to receive free flood warnings
2. Know what to do when a flood warning is issued. We encourage you have a personal flood plan for you and your family
3. Keep an eye on the situation. You can view at 5 day weather forecast and monitor river levels online

All this information is available on our website www.gov.uk/flood or by ringing Floodline on 0345 988 1188


17 Jan 2017

Environment Agency Update

To view the full recovery work carried out in Cumbria since December 5, 2015 visit the Recovery Map at: http://bit.ly/2fPLG9x

To view the Cumbria Flood Actin Plan, Community Action Tables and Digital Plan for details of work ahead visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/cumbria-flood-action-plan

Across Cumbria:
Routine frequent maintenance of water courses continues, including weed cutting and vermin control is taking place this week.

Following the weekend's heavy rainfall, checks are being made on debris screens to ensure they are clear.

Carlisle:
Caldew Maltings replacement of lift up flood defences with permanent glass panel defences - installation of the glass panels is scheduled for January.

Glenridding:
Monitoring of the gravel continues.

The construction of the defence right bank wall completed - work on the left bank continues. This project can be viewed via the time lapse camera via this link: http://www.telemetry-data.com/open?profile=Glenridding

Kendal:
Channel maintenance work will be taking place on the River Kent in Kendal, removing vegetation and removal of two-thirds of trees in the vicinity of the channel.

Workington:
Work on strengthening the existing embankment and reseal the flood defence wall at Barepot is completed. Further work to construct a new embankment north of the mill race at Barepot is ongoing.

Cumbrian invitation to Chruchtown event:
A Lancashire flood action group have extended their invitation for a conference next month to those residents flooded in Cumbria.

Churchtown Flood Action Group's Recovery and Resilience Conference is a free event taking place on Saturday, January 28, 2017, 9.30am-4.15pm at Myerscough College of Agriculture St.Micheals Rd . Bilsborrow. Preston PR3 0RY. This is a conference designed for flood victims and those threatened by flooding, to educate and inspire. The conference organisers are Churchtown Flood Action Group. To book your place contact Siriol Hogg, Vice Chairman Churchtown Flood Action Group via hoggontheweb@hotmail.co.uk .Those attending must register by emailing their name, contact number, and any dietary requirements needed.

Speakers include: Ben Wallace MP, Rachel Crompton of Lancashire County Council (the Lead Local Flood Authority), Professor Onno Bokhove from Leeds University Department of Mathematics,( Chair of Geophysical Fluid Dynamics), Heather Shepherd MBE, Community Support & Flood Recovery Specialist; Mike Potter, from ' Pickering Slowing the flow Partnership', Keith Ashcroft, Environment Agency Director of Operations for Cumbria and Lancashire, and Professor Maggie Mort, from the Department of Sociology and Centre for Science Studies, Lancaster University, working on the 'Children, Young People and Flooding: Recovery and Resilience.

Be flood ready. It is important that you are prepared for flooding and we encourage you to take 3 simple steps:-

1. Sign up to Floodline Warnings Direct to receive free flood warnings
2. Know what to do when a flood warning is issued. We encourage you have a personal flood plan for you and your family
3. Keep an eye on the situation. You can view at 5 day weather forecast and monitor river levels online

All this information is available on our website www.gov.uk/flood or by ringing Floodline on 0345 988 1188


9 Jan 2017

Get Ready for the Unexpected: Emergency and Resilience Planning is for you!

Emergencies can significantly disrupt our daily lives and whilst we can't always prevent them happening, we can plan ahead to minimise the impact. Join us at one of these short introductory awareness sessions, which will help to identify a shared understanding of the risks we face in our workplace, homes and communities, and highlight opportunities to develop personal and household emergency plans, as well as business continuity plans for your group or organisation.

Thursday 26 January 2017
Harraby Community Centre, Edgehill Road, Carlisle CA1 3PP
10am - 12.30pm

Tuesday 31 January 2017
Christchurch Centre, South Street, Cockermouth CA13 0EG
10am - 12.30pm

Friday 17 February 2017
Stricklandgate House, 92 Stricklandgate, Kendal LA9 4PU
1pm - 3.30pm

The sessions are Free* but places must be booked in advance.
Refreshments will be provided.

* Cancellation policy applies. Visit www.cumbriacvs.org.uk

To book

Download more information and a booking form from our website: http://cumbriacvs.org.uk/training-and-events

Complete and return the form to Cumbria CVS info@cumbriacvs.org.uk


22 Dec 2016

Environment Agency Update

During the holiday period, staff at the Environment Agency (EA) continues to monitor and respond to events taking information from the Met Office. The weekly update of EA activities, to keep the public informed about maintenance, repairs and open meetings will resume the first week of 2017.

The Environment Agency has been working to ensure all those communities affected by flooding last winter now have the same level of flood protection they had before December 2015.

To view the full recovery work carried out in Cumbria since December 5, 2015 visit the Recovery Map at: http://bit.ly/2fPLG9x

To view the Cumbria Flood Action Plan, Community Action Tables and Digital Plan for details of work ahead visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/cumbria-flood-action-plan

January 2017 event:

A Lancashire flood action group have extended their invitation for a conference next month to those residents flooded in Cumbria.

Churchtown Flood Action Group's Recovery and Resilience Conference is a free event taking place on Saturday, January 28, 2017, 9.30am-4.15pm at Myerscough College of Agriculture St.Micheals Rd . Bilsborrow. Preston PR3 0RY. This is a conference designed for flood victims and those threatened by flooding, to educate and inspire. The conference organisers are Churchtown Flood Action Group. To book your place contact Siriol Hogg, Vice Chairman Churchtown Flood Action Group via hoggontheweb@hotmail.co.uk .Those attending must register by emailing their name, contact number, and any dietary requirements needed.

Speakers include: Ben Wallace MP, Rachel Crompton of Lancashire County Council (the Lead Local Flood Authority), Professor Onno Bokhove from Leeds University Department of Mathematics,( Chair of Geophysical Fluid Dynamics), Heather Shepherd MBE, Community Support & Flood Recovery Specialist; Mike Potter, from ' Pickering Slowing the flow Partnership', Keith Ashcroft, Environment Agency Director of Operations for Cumbria and Lancashire, and Professor Maggie Mort, from the Department of Sociology and Centre for Science Studies, Lancaster University, working on the 'Children, Young People and Flooding: Recovery and Resilience.

Be flood ready. It is important that you are prepared for flooding and we encourage you to take 3 simple steps:-

1. Sign up to Floodline Warnings Direct to receive free flood warnings
2. Know what to do when a flood warning is issued. We encourage you have a personal flood plan for you and your family
3. Keep an eye on the situation. You can view at 5 day weather forecast and monitor river levels online

All this information is available on our website www.gov.uk/flood or by ringing Floodline on 0345 988 1188


19 Dec 2016

Environment Agency Update

The Environment Agency has been working to ensure all those communities affected by flooding last winter now have the same level of flood protection they had before December 2015.

To view the full recovery work carried out in Cumbria since December 5, 2015 visit the Recovery Map at: http://bit.ly/2fPLG9x

To view the Cumbria Flood Actin Plan, Community Action Tables and Digital Plan for details of work ahead visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/cumbria-flood-action-plan

This week the following work and activities will be taking place, subject to weather, conditions on site and need to respond to a major incidents.

Across Cumbria:
Routine frequent maintenance of water courses continues, including weed cutting and vermin control is taking place this week.

Tidal door maintenance taking place to improve access - ensure the floodgates are in full working order ahead of this week's high spring tides, which are due to peak Wednesday night and Thursday lunchtime.

Carlisle:
Caldew Maltings replacement of lift up flood defences with permanent glass panel defences - installation of the glass panels is scheduled for January.

Glenridding:
Monitoring of the gravel continues.

The construction of the defence right bank wall completed - work on the left bank continues. This project can be viewed via the time lapse camera via this link: http://www.telemetry-data.com/open?profile=Glenridding

Troutbeck Bridge:
Following trial digs to locate buried services prior to replacing the culvert section of Bell Beck upstream of the A591, negotiations are underway with landowners and work is due to start on the project early 2017.

Workington:
Work on strengthening the embankment and reseal the flood defence wall at Barepot is due to be ongoing until mid-January, 2017.

Coming up next month:
A Lancashire flood action group have extended their invitation for a conference next month to those residents flooded in Cumbria.

Churchtown Flood Action Group's Recovery and Resilience Conference is a free event taking place on Saturday, January 28, 2017 9.30am-4.15pm at Myerscough College of Agriculture St.Micheals Rd . Bilsborrow. Preston PR3 0RY. This is a conference designed for flood victims and those threatened by flooding, to educate and inspire. The conference organisers are Churchtown Flood Action Group. To book your place contact Siriol Hogg, Vice Chairman Churchtown Flood Action Group via hoggontheweb@hotmail.co.uk .Those attending must register by emailing their name, contact number, and any dietary requirements needed.

Speakers include: Ben Wallace MP, Rachel Crompton of Lancashire County Council (the Lead Local Flood Authority), Professor Onno Bokhove from Leeds University Department of Mathematics,( Chair of Geophysical Fluid Dynamics), Heather Shepherd MBE, Community Support & Flood Recovery Specialist; Mike Potter, from ' Pickering Slowing the flow Partnership', Keith Ashcroft, Environment Agency Director of Operations for Cumbria and Lancashire, and Professor Maggie Mort, from the Department of Sociology and Centre for Science Studies, Lancaster University, working on the 'Children, Young People and Flooding: Recovery and Resilience.

Be flood ready. It is important that you are prepared for flooding and we encourage you to take 3 simple steps:-

1. Sign up to Floodline Warnings Direct to receive free flood warnings
2. Know what to do when a flood warning is issued. We encourage you have a personal flood plan for you and your family
3. Keep an eye on the situation. You can view at 5 day weather forecast and monitor river levels online

All this information is available on our website www.gov.uk/flood or by ringing Floodline on 0345 988 1188


12 Dec 2016

Environment Agency Update

The Environment Agency has been working to ensure all those communities affected by flooding last winter now have the same level of flood protection they had before December 2015.

To view the full recovery work carried out in Cumbria since December 5, 2015 visit the Recovery Map at: http://bit.ly/2fPLG9x

To view the Cumbria Flood Actin Plan, Community Action Tables and Digital Plan for details of work ahead visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/cumbria-flood-action-plan

This week the following work and activities will be taking place, subject to weather, conditions on site and need to respond to a major incidents.

Across Cumbria:
Routine frequent maintenance of water courses continues, including weed cutting and vermin control is taking place this week.

Tidal door maintenance taking place to improve access - ensure the floodgates are in full working order ahead of this week's high spring tides, which are due to peak Wednesday night and Thursday lunchtime.

Carlisle:
Caldew Maltings replacement of lift up flood defences with permanent glass panel defences - installation of the glass panels is scheduled for January.

Glenridding:
Monitoring of the gravel continues.

The construction of the defence right bank wall completed - work on the left bank continues. This project can be viewed via the time lapse camera via this link: http://www.telemetry-data.com/open?profile=Glenridding

Lyth Valley
Environment Agency are due to complete all work and clear up to reinstate the embankment at Sampool this week.

Troutbeck Bridge:
Following trial digs to locate buried services prior to replacing the culvert section of Bell Beck upstream of the A591, negotiations are underway with landowners and work is due to start on the project early 2017.

Workington:
Work on strengthening the embankment and reseal the flood defence wall at Barepot is due to be ongoing until mid-January, 2017.

Environmental Permitting Regulations:
Work will be able to start on several projects as the Environment Agency continues to process applications for bespoke permits. A total of 230 bespoke environmental permits have been issued ince the regulations came into force 6 April 2016 (including permits for bridge repairs). An environmental permit for flood risk activities is needed if you want to do certain work:

• in, under, over or near a main river (including where the river is in a culvert)
• on or near a flood defence on a main river
• in the flood plain of a main river
• on or near a sea defence

You're breaking the law if you carry out these activities without a permit if you should have one. More information is available via https://www.gov.uk/guidance/flood-risk-activities-environmental-permits

Coming up next month:

A Lancashire flood action group have extended their invitation for a conference next month to those residents flooded in Cumbria.

Churchtown Flood Action Group's Recovery and Resilience Conference is a free event taking place on Saturday, January 28, 2017 9.30am-4.15pm at Myerscough College of Agriculture St.Micheals Rd . Bilsborrow. Preston PR3 0RY. This is a conference designed for flood victims and those threatened by flooding, to educate and inspire. The conference organisers are Churchtown Flood Action Group. To book your place contact Siriol Hogg, Vice Chairman Churchtown Flood Action Group via hoggontheweb@hotmail.co.uk .Those attending must register by emailing their name, contact number, and any dietary requirements needed.

Speakers include: Ben Wallace MP, Rachel Crompton of Lancashire County Council (the Lead Local Flood Authority), Professor Onno Bokhove from Leeds University Department of Mathematics,( Chair of Geophysical Fluid Dynamics), Heather Shepherd MBE, Community Support & Flood Recovery Specialist; Mike Potter, from ' Pickering Slowing the flow Partnership', Keith Ashcroft, Environment Agency Director of Operations for Cumbria and Lancashire, and Professor Maggie Mort, from the Department of Sociology and Centre for Science Studies, Lancaster University, working on the 'Children, Young People and Flooding: Recovery and Resilience.

Be flood ready. It is important that you are prepared for flooding and we encourage you to take 3 simple steps:-

1. Sign up to Floodline Warnings Direct to receive free flood warnings
2. Know what to do when a flood warning is issued. We encourage you have a personal flood plan for you and your family
3. Keep an eye on the situation. You can view at 5 day weather forecast and monitor river levels online

All this information is available on our website www.gov.uk/flood or by ringing Floodline on 0345 988 1188


5 Dec 2016

Environment Agency Update

The Environment Agency has been working to ensure all those communities affected by flooding last winter now have the same level of flood protection they had before December 2015 .

To view the full recovery work carried out in Cumbria since December 5, 2015 visit the Recovery Map at: http://bit.ly/2fPLG9x

To view the Cumbria Flood Actin Plan, Community Action Tables and Digital Plan for details of work ahead visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/cumbria-flood-action-plan

This week the following work and activities will be taking place, subject to weather, conditions on site and need to respond to a major incidents.

Ambleside
A new grid has been installed at Blue Hill Road, Ambleside on the inlet to the culverted section of Fisher Beck.

Carlisle:
Caldew Maltings replacement of lift up flood defences with permanent glass panel defences - the concrete work is currently taking place and installation of the glass panels is scheduled for January.

Cockermouth:
At The Croft on the River Cocker resilience work, with the spraying on of the concrete to the exterior walls has been completed with painting and removal of the scaffolding to be carried out this week.

Glenridding:
Monitoring of the gravel continues.

The construction of the defence right bank wall completed - work on the left bank continues. This project can be viewed via the time lapse camera via this link: http://www.telemetry-data.com/open?profile=Glenridding

Kendal
Helsington Mill, Environment Agency have completed a maintenance work project with riverbank improvement on the River Kent, reinstating the blockstone wall and flood defence embankment.

Following on from information provided by a local resident, the Environment Agency carried out minor repairs to the crest level of a defence embankment at Jubilee fields, and are due to complete the final re-turfing work early this week.

Lyth Valley
Environment Agency completed maintenance work to reinstate the embankment at Sampool last week and will be removing the site works this week.

Routine river maintenance, including weed cutting and vermin control is taking place in the Lyth Valley area this week.

Troutbeck Bridge:
Following trial digs to locate buried services prior to replacing the culvert section of Bell Beck upstream of the A591, negotiations are underway with landowners and work is due to start on the project in spring 2017.

Workington:
Work on strengthening the embankment and reseal the flood defence wall at Barepot is due to be ongoing until mid-January, 2017.

Environmental Permitting Regulations:
Work will be able to start on several projects as the Environment Agency continues to process applications for bespoke permits. A total of 240 bespoke environmental permits have been issued since the regulations came into force 6 April 2016 (including permits for bridge repairs). An environmental permit for flood risk activities is needed if you want to do certain work:

• in, under, over or near a main river (including where the river is in a culvert)
• on or near a flood defence on a main river
• in the flood plain of a main river
• on or near a sea defence

You're breaking the law if you carry out these activities without a permit if you should have one. More information is available via https://www.gov.uk/guidance/flood-risk-activities-environmental-permits

Be flood ready. It is important that you are prepared for flooding and we encourage you to take 3 simple steps:-

1. Sign up to Floodline Warnings Direct to receive free flood warnings
2. Know what to do when a flood warning is issued. We encourage you have a personal flood plan for you and your family
3. Keep an eye on the situation. You can view at 5 day weather forecast and monitor river levels online

All this information is available on our website www.gov.uk/flood or by ringing Floodline on 0345 988 1188


5 Dec 2016

Latest road and bridge closures/openings

Full list of road and bridge closures and openings.


30 Nov 2016

Cumbria Floods Partnership - Flood Action Plan

As we approach the anniversary of storms Desmond and Eva we would like to inform the public that the Environment Agency has been working to ensure all those communities affected by flooding last winter now have the same level of flood protection they had before December 2015.

Latest information on the Flood Action Plan

Flood action plan map

It is important that you are prepared for flooding and we encourage you to take 3 simple steps:-

1. Sign up to Floodline Warnings Direct to receive free flood warnings
2. Know what to do when a flood warning is issued. We encourage you have a personal flood plan for you and your family
3. Keep an eye on the situation. You can view at 5 day weather forecast and monitor river levels online.

All this information is available on our website www.gov.uk/flood or by ringing Floodline on 0345 988 1188


29 Nov 2016

Environment Agency Update

The Environment Agency has been working to ensure all those communities affected by flooding last winter now have the same level of flood protection they had before December 2015.

To view the full recovery work carried out in Cumbria since December 5, 2015 visit the Recovery Map at: http://bit.ly/2fPLG9x

To view the actions planned for your community actions further ahead than this week visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/cumbria-flood-action-plan

This week the following work and activities will be taking place, subject to weather, conditions on site and need to respond to a major incidents.

Ambleside
Environment Agency are continuing to carry out maintenance with debris screen improvement work on Fisher Beck at Blue Hill Road.

Carlisle:
Caldew Maltings replacement of lift up flood defences with permanent glass panel defences - the concrete work will take place in December and installation of the glass panels in January.

Cockermouth:
At The Croft on the River Cocker resilience work, with the spraying on of the concrete to the exterior walls is scheduled to be completed this week.

Glenridding:
Monitoring of the gravel continues.

The construction of the defence right bank wall completed - work on the left bank continues. This project can be viewed via the time lapse camera via this link: http://www.telemetry-data.com/open?profile=Glenridding

Kendal
Helsington Mill, Environment Agency have completed a maintenance work project with riverbank improvement on the River Kent, reinstating the blockstone wall and flood defence embankment.

Lyth Valley
Environment Agency carrying out maintenance work to reinstate the embankment at Sampool.

Troutbeck Bridge:
Trial digs have been carried out to locate buried services prior to replacing the culvert section of Bell Beck upstream of the A591.

Workington:
Work on strengthening the embankment and reseal the flood defence wall at Barepot continues.

Be flood ready. It is important that you are prepared for flooding and we encourage you to take 3 simple steps:-

1. Sign up to Floodline Warnings Direct to receive free flood warnings
2. Know what to do when a flood warning is issued. We encourage you have a personal flood plan for you and your family
3. Keep an eye on the situation. You can view at 5 day weather forecast and monitor river levels online

All this information is available on our website www.gov.uk/flood or by ringing Floodline on 0345 988 1188


22 Nov 2016

Environment Agency Update

The Environment Agency has reached a key 'winter ready' milestone with all those communities affected by flooding last winter now having the same level of flood protection they had before winter 2015/16.

To view the full recovery work carried out in Cumbria since December 5, 2015 visit the Recovery Map at: http://bit.ly/2fPLG9x

To view the actions planned for your community actions further ahead than this week visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/cumbria-flood-action-plan

This week the following work and activities will be taking place, subject to weather, conditions on site and need to respond to a major incidents, please share with anyone who you feel would be interested in this information:

County wide:
As part of the Environment Agency's incident response preparations, with heavy rainfall forecasts teams have been carrying out additional checks of debris screens throughout Cumbria, to ensure they are clear.

Ambleside
Environment Agency maintenance team are continuing to carry out debris screen improvement work on Fisher Beck at Blue Hill Road.

Arnside:
During the high tides last week, Environment Agency maintenance teams closed the flood gates throughout the period of high spring tides.

Bootle:
Representatives of the environment Agency will be attending the Flood Forum meeting in Bootle at Captain Shaws School, at 7pm on Thursday, November 24, 2016.

Carlisle:
Caldew Maltings replacement of lift up flood defences with permanent glass panel defences - the concrete work will take place in December and installation of the glass panels in January.

Barrel House - Flood proof windows and spraycreting to protect the exterior walls has been completed.

Cockermouth:
At The Croft on the River Cocker resilience work continues this week with the spraying on of the concrete to the exterior walls.

Glenridding:
Monitoring of the gravel continues.

The construction of the defence right bank wall completed - work on the left bank continues. This project can be viewed via the time lapse camera via this link: http://www.telemetry-data.com/open?profile=Glenridding

Kendal
Helsington Mill, Environment Agency maintenance teams have carried out riverbank improvement works on the River Kent, reinstating the blockstone wall and flood defence embankment.

Lyth Valley
Environment Agency will be carrying out maintenance work to reinstate the embankment at Sampool.

Ravenglass:
During the high tides last week, Environment Agency maintenance teams have been closing the flood gates at high tide both in the day and night.

Troutbeck Bridge:
Trial digs have been carried out to locate buried services prior to replacing the culvert section of Bell Beck upstream of the A591.

Warcop:
Warcop Flood Forum, Environment Agency representatives attending the meeting tonight, Monday, November 21, 2016 7pm at Warcop Village Hall.

Workington:
Work on strengthening the embankment and reseal the flood defence wall at Barepot continues.

Environmental Permitting Regulations:

Work will be able to start on several projects as the Environment Agency has issued this week 3 bespoke permits. This brings the total bespoke environmental permits issued to 216 bespoke since the regulations came into force 6 April 2016 (including permits for bridge repairs). An environmental permit for flood risk activities is needed if you want to do certain work:

• in, under, over or near a main river (including where the river is in a culvert)
• on or near a flood defence on a main river
• in the flood plain of a main river
• on or near a sea defence

You're breaking the law if you carry out these activities without a permit if you should have one. More information is available via https://www.gov.uk/guidance/flood-risk-activities-environmental-permits

Be flood ready. It is important that you are prepared for flooding and we encourage you to take 3 simple steps:-

1. Sign up to Floodline Warnings Direct to receive free flood warnings
2. Know what to do when a flood warning is issued. We encourage you have a personal flood plan for you and your family
3. Keep an eye on the situation. You can view at 5 day weather forecast and monitor river levels online

All this information is available on our website www.gov.uk/flood or by ringing Floodline on 0345 988 1188


18 Nov 2016

Cockermouth Emergency Response Group - Launch event

Launch event - to be attended by Sue Hayman MP

Saturday 3 December 2016

11am - 1pm drop-in session, Christ Church, Cockermouth

The Cockermouth Emergency Response Group has been formed by Churches Together in Cockermouth, Cockermouth Rotary and Cockermouth Flood Action Group in response to the frequent flooding of the town. The aim of the group is to ensure that our community is better prepared for flooding and other large scale emergencies.

Come along to the launch event where you will be able to:

• View the draft Cockermouth Emergency Response Plan
• Register your property with the group
• Register as a volunteer
• Register a resource (such as large vehicles, storage facility etc.)
• Pick up a Personal Flood Plan template
• View items that may be useful to you in an emergency box

www.cerg.org.uk


15 Nov 2016

Environment Agency Update

The Environment Agency has reached a key 'winter ready' milestone with all those communities affected by flooding last winter now having the same level of flood protection they had before winter 2015/16.

To view the actions planned for your community actions further ahead than this week visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/cumbria-flood-action-plan

This week the following work and activities will be taking place, subject to weather, conditions on site and need to respond to a major incidents.

Appleby:
Repair work to the river embankment walls near the bridge at Holme Street completed.

Braithwaite:
Flood defence work completed. This can be viewed at: http://www.vision-link.co.uk/braithwaite.php.

Road resurfacing completed and the road is now open.

Braystone (Egremont):
Work is completed on the block-stone repair works to the embankment of the River Ehen.

Carlisle:
Caldew Maltings replacement of lift up flood defences with permanent glass panel defences - the concrete work will take place in December and installation of the glass panels in January.

Barrel House - Flood proof windows installed, and first half of the initial layer of concrete spray for the external walls was completed last week and seond half to be completed early this week. The second and final layer will be sprayed on at the end of this week.

Cockermouth:
The Croft on the River Cocker scaffolding is now in place and resilience work is due to begin this week with the drilling and fixing of the mesh to be followed next week by the spraying on of the concrete.

Coniston:
Completed gravel removal - 80-100 tonnes of gravel removed.

Glenridding:
Monitoring of the gravel continues.

The construction of the defence right bank wall completed - work on the left bank continues. This project can be viewed via the time lapse camera via this link: http://www.telemetry-data.com/open?profile=Glenridding

Staveley:
Work to rebuild and underpin the walls along the River Gowan in the village has been completed.

Troutbeck Bridge:
Trial digs will be commencing soon to locate buried services prior to replacing the culvert upstream of the A591.

Warcop:
Warcop Flood Forum, Environment Agency representative attending the meeting on Monday, November 21, 2016 7pm at Warcop Village Hall

Workington:
Work on strengthening the embankment and reseal the flood defence wall at Barepot started.

Be flood ready. It is important that you are prepared for flooding and we encourage you to take 3 simple steps:-

1. Sign up to Floodline Warnings Direct to receive free flood warnings
2. Know what to do when a flood warning is issued. We encourage you have a personal flood plan for you and your family
3. Keep an eye on the situation. You can view at 5 day weather forecast and monitor river levels online

All this information is available on our website www.gov.uk/flood or by ringing Floodline on 0345 988 1188


11 Nov 2016

Road and Bridge Updates

Full list of road and bridge closures and openings.


7 Nov 2016

Environment Agency Update

The Environment Agency has reached a key 'winter ready' milestone with all those communities affected by flooding last winter now having the same level of flood protection they had before winter 2015/16.

To view the actions planned for your community actions further ahead than this week visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/cumbria-flood-action-plan

This week the following work and activities will be taking place, subject to weather, conditions on site and need to respond to a major incidents.

Appleby:
Repair work to the river embankment walls near the bridge at Holme Street completed.

Braithwaite:
Flood defence work completed. This can be viewed at: http://www.vision-link.co.uk/braithwaite.php.

Road resurfacing will begin on Tuesday, November 8 and the road at Braithwatie will reopen to traffic by the end of this week.

Braystone (Egremont):
Work is completed on the block-stone repair works to the embankment of the River Ehen.

Carlisle:
Caldew Maltings replacement of lift up flood defences with permanent glass panel defences - the concrete work will take place in December and installation of the glass panels in January.

Barrel House - Flood proof windows installed, and first layer of concrete spray for external walls to be done Monday, November 7 with second coat later this week.

The Environment Agency investigating local drainage issue around Tilbury Road on Durranhill Beck.

Cockermouth:
The Croft on the River Cocker carrying out flood resilience work, spraycraeteing the exterior walls. Due to start erecting of scaffolding this week and begin concrete spraying next week.

Coniston:
Completed gravel removal - 80-100 tonnes of gravel removed.

Glenridding:
Monitoring of the gravel continues.

The construction of the defence right bank wall completed - work on the left bank continues. This project can be viewed via the time lapse camera via this link: http://www.telemetry-data.com/open?profile=Glenridding

Maryport:
An initial assessment for Maryport is being carried out to work out the options for the town. This assessment now includes Selby Terrace and Elbra Farm.

Staveley:
Work to rebuild and underpin the walls along the River Gowan in the village has been completed. The private footbridge upstream of Station Road Bridge ongoing work to install and clad.

Troutbeck Bridge:
Trial digs will be commencing soon to locate buried services prior to replacing the culvert upstream of the A591.

Workington:
Work on strengthening the embankment and reseal the flood defence wall at Barepot due to start mid-November.

Environmental Permitting Regulations:
Work will be able to start on several projects as the Environment Agency has issued this week 3 bespoke permits. This brings the total bespoke environmental permits issued to 210 bespoke since the regulations came into force 6 April 2016 (including permits for bridge repairs). An environmental permit for flood risk activities is needed if you want to do certain work:

• in, under, over or near a main river (including where the river is in a culvert)
• on or near a flood defence on a main river
• in the flood plain of a main river
• on or near a sea defence

You're breaking the law if you carry out these activities without a permit if you should have one. More information is available via https://www.gov.uk/guidance/flood-risk-activities-environmental-permits

Be flood ready. It is important that you are prepared for flooding and we encourage you to take 3 simple steps:-

1. Sign up to Floodline Warnings Direct to receive free flood warnings
2. Know what to do when a flood warning is issued. We encourage you have a personal flood plan for you and your family
3. Keep an eye on the situation. You can view at 5 day weather forecast and monitor river levels online

All this information is available on our website www.gov.uk/flood or by ringing Floodline on 0345 988 1188


31 Oct 2016

Environment Agency Update

The Environment Agency has reached a key 'winter ready' milestone with all those communities affected by flooding last winter now having the same level of flood protection they had before winter 2015/16.

To view the actions planned for your community actions further ahead than this week visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/cumbria-flood-action-plan

This week the following work and activities will be taking place, subject to weather, conditions on site and need to respond to a major incidents.

Appleby:
Repair work to the river embankment walls near the bridge at Holme Street nearing completion.

Braithwaite:
Flood defence wall completed. This week the schedule is to resurface the road. This project can be viewed via the community stop-frame camera footage which is available from the parish council's website: http://www.vision-link.co.uk/braithwaite.php.

Braystone (Egremont):
Work due to be completed early November on the block-stone repair works to the embankment of the River Ehen.

Carlisle:
Caldew Maltings replacement of lift up flood defences with permanent glass panel defences - panels ordered and work to start when delivered.

Barrel House concrete floor, flood proof windows and concrete wall screening to be installed.

The Enviornment Agency began to investigate local drainage issue around Tilbury Road on Durranhill Beck last Thursday and the investigations continuing.

Representatives of the Environment Agency attended a Carlisle City Council event/community drop session covering issues including flood risk, insurance and wellbeing at Greystone House and Brunton Park last Tuesday.

Glenridding:
Monitoring of the gravel continues.

The construction of the defence wall continues. This project can be viewed via the time lapse camera via this link: http://www.telemetry-data.com/open?profile=Glenridding

Maryport:
An initial assessment for Maryport is being carried out to work out the options for the town. This assessment now includes Selby Terrace and Elbra Farm.

Staveley:
Work to rebuild and underpin the walls along the River Gowan in the village has been completed. Reinstatement of the footpaths and gardens now underway. The private footbridge upstream of Station Road Bridge is being installed and cladding is underway.

Troutbeck Bridge:
Trial digs will be commencing soon to locate buried services prior to replacing the culvert upstream of the A591.

Workington:
Work on strengthening the embankment and reseal the flood defence wall at Barepot due to start early November.

Be flood ready. It is important that you are prepared for flooding and we encourage you to take 3 simple steps:-

1. Sign up to Floodline Warnings Direct to receive free flood warnings
2. Know what to do when a flood warning is issued. We encourage you have a personal flood plan for you and your family
3. Keep an eye on the situation. You can view at 5 day weather forecast and monitor river levels online

All this information is available on our website www.gov.uk/flood or by ringing Floodline on 0345 988 1188


9 Oct 2016

Allerdale Flood Recovery Update

Allerdale Flood Recovery Update - October 2016 (PDF 173kb)


5 Oct 2016

Latest road and bridge closures/openings

Full list of road and bridge closures and openings.


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