Cockermouth Flood Information Bulletin

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I’m sorry for the delay in posting the latest bulletin from Friday. It contains information about Cumbria County Council drop-in sessions tomorrow:

Thursday 3rd March 09:30-12:00 Cockermouth Library (local collection room)
Thursday 3rd March 12:30-14:30 Bridge Café, Wakefield Road

  • Bridge Café on Wakefield Road Car Park
  • Local funding available from Cockermouth Rotary
  • Latest bridge and road closures
  • New arrangements for the removal of flood-damaged waste
  • HWRC Permit Scheme Update
  • Crime prevention advice

Funding information

Whether you are a resident or a business there are a number of different grants that can help you get back on your feet including the following:

  1. £500 for any household in a residential property that has been flooded for us for general
  2. Up to £5000 for any residential or business property that has been flooded and wants to carry out resilient repairs to make their property more repairable in the event of flooding or install resistant measures, such as installation of flood barriers.
  3. Business Recovery Grants to help businesses get back on their feet
  4. Funding for individuals and families from the Cumbria Community Foundation
  5. Help for voluntary, sporting and community groups
  6. Help with Council Tax and Business Rates
  7. Support for Farmers

The full bulletin can be found by clicking the link: CK flood bulletin 8 26th February

Flood Defence Funding

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Defra and the Environment Agency today (Thursday 9 February 2011) announced that £16.9million of central government funding will be allocated to reduce the risk of flood and coastal erosion in North West England during 2012/2013. £3.3 million of the Flood Defence Grant in Aid money will be used towards the construction of the Cockermouth Flood Risk Management Scheme, to reduce the risk of flooding to more than 400 homes and businesses in the town. The Flood Defence Grant in Aid money forms an important part of partnership funding* that, once confirmed, will enable the scheme to be built. The total cost of the scheme is £4.4 million and so far, Cockermouth Flood Action Group, Cumbria Community Foundation, Cockermouth Chamber of Trade, local businesses and the local community have all committed to help fund the scheme. Cumbria County Council and Allerdale Borough Council have also committed to make an important contribution. Once built, the scheme in Cockermouth will reduce the risk of flooding to a 1% chance of flooding in any one year, helping to protect homes and business from flooding from the River Cocker and the River Derwent.