Thank you to everyone who is helping with the flood recovery. The water levels have gone down now in most of the town and the recovery can begin. The main centre for help, advice and support in Cockermouth is Christ Church. Offers of help, and those seeking help can go to Christ Church. Offers of help can also be sent by email . Want to volunteer? Call Cumbria CVS 01768 800350
You can call Alleredale Council on 01900 702 702 for advice on housing, reception centres, environmental health and general enquiries.
Cumbria Police are advising if roads are closed they are closed for a reason. Please do not move signs & drive on structurally unsafe/flooded roads. Gote Bridge in Cockermouth is closed.
Cumbria Flood Appeal 2015
Cumbria Community Foundation has launched an appeal to help people across the county affected by today’s devastating floods.
It has kicked off it’s £1m appeal with a donation of £50,000 from its own funds and is asking people who can help, to give generously. The Cumbria Flood Recovery Fund 2015 will provide financial assistance to help individuals and families who have been affected. Click here for the application form. Initial hardship grants of £500 can be applied for. It will not normally fund – people who are fully insured, vehicles and businesses.
The Cumbria Flood Recovery Fund 2015 is for any individuals or families who suffer financial hardship as a result of the flooding. The money will also help with wider community relief and rebuilding projects.
It will provide support for – cleaning up, emergency repairs, clothing, food and drink, heating and heating equipment, child care equipment and basic furniture.
Priority will be given to households who have people over the age of 70, under the age of five, people with physical or learning difficulties or mental health needs or on a low income.
You can donate by Just Giving
Or by sending a cheque made payable to Cumbria Community Foundation and sent to CCF, Dovenby Hall, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 0PN.
Or send a text to 70070 with the message FLUD15 and a monetary amount. For example, ‘FLUD15 £10’
This is our third flood appeal, the first was in 2005. The second in 2009 raised £3m – all of which went back into rebuilding our devastated county.
The Flood Recovery Fund 2015 is open to anyone whose home has suffered significant structural damage or flooding or people who have lost work or income because of the storm or flood.