The full details of the main Cockermouth flood prevention scheme can now be viewed on Allerdale Borough Council’s website. The application is open for comment until 22 February 2012 positive comments will help smooth the process and keep our town safe and dry.
Below are the documents that were presented at the community information day on Friday 11 November and Saturday 12 November. Current Proposals November 2011 Cockermouth Historic Flooding Outlines Historic flooding in Cockermouth Cockermouth flood risk management Plan (November 2011) Cockermouth Flood Risk Management Q & A The Environment Agency’s approach to River Maintenance
Emergency grants for individuals and families Grants may be made for charitable purposes to relieve hardship in Cumbria caused directly or indirectly by the storms and flooding in November 2009 Funded by donations from individuals, local businesses and government bodies Flood resilience work is included irrespective of being fully insured We can provide support for the following: From the Cumbira Flood Recovery Fund (External Link) Cleaning up Emergency repairs Clothing Food and drink Heating and heating equipment Child care equipment Basic furniture and from the Allerdale Borough Council fund (External Link) Independent household flood surveys Flood resilience items and equipment This is not an exhaustive list Flood resilience work is included irrespective of being fully insured Grants for flood resilience work of up to £2,000 are normally made in two parts 1. up to £500 to pay for a survey 2. the remaining £1,500 for measures based on the survey