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
The residents of Cockermouth need to raise money to build flood defences to protect our beautiful town. The Cockermouth Flood Action Group is working with the Environment Agency and others to design and build improved defences to protect homes and businesses from flooding. The Cockerhoop fell run aims to help raise money by taking on the imposing watershed of the River Cocker on the 19th November 2011, the second anniversary of the floods. This challenging 35 mile route begins and ends on the River Cocker foot bridge next to the Jennings brewery in the heart of Cockermouth, and follows the skyline above Crummock Water and Buttermere, taking in the main mountain summits of the watershed, including Melbreak, Red Pike, High Crag, Haystacks, Brandreth, Dale Head, Robinson, Grassmoor and Hope Gill Head. For more information please visit http://www.spatialconsultants.com/cockerhoop-fell-run-flood-defences To donate please go to http://www.justgiving.com/cockerhoop-fell-run-flood-defences/ Thank you for your support!
Cockermouth Flood Action Group would like to thank the residents of Cockermouth for voting YES to the increased council tax payment in order to enable the building of the flood defences. For those of you who voted NO, we do understand your reasons and why you believe the community should not contribute to the defences. The only way for us to achieve defences is for us to make a financial contribution. Protection of Cockermouth from future flooding events is our main priority; the YES vote means we are nearing our goal. The next hurdle is to ensure that affected residents are as happy as possible with the design of the proposed flood defences. Rubby Banks representatives will be meeting with the Environment Agency project manager today to discuss the project design and other issues that concern them. This meeting is part of the ongoing public consultation with Rubby Banks residents
Jenny Benson is going to tackle the 40 mile charity bike ride on Sunday 18 September to raise money for vital flood defence work in the town. Jenny is a Flood Warden for Cockermouth Flood Action Group and she helps other people ensure they are better prepared for any future flooding. If you’d like to sponsor her bike ride go to: http://justgiving.com/jenny-benson.