Can Your Photos Help?

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The Flood Action Group would like to gather information from residents on the flooding so that we can form a picture, this information should help us plan our campaign. We are lucky enough to have group members who can assist us with this, they have created an interactive map. On this map you will be able to zoom in on your location and write what happened and upload pictures. The link to the map

If your not that technical please send me your location, description, pictures, time and date and I will upload. My details can be found on out Facebook page. Thanking you in advance.

Visit to Pickering March 2011

Sue in pickering

pickering map5 Members of CFAG met Simon Marrington of the Forestry Commission in North Yorkshire who has been seconded to a 2 year project: Slow the Flow in Pickering.
It is a partnership project led by Forest Research with Forestry Commission England, the Environment Agency, The North York Moors National Park Authority, Durham University, Natural England and the wider community. The lead funder is Defra with cooperation of landowners such as Duchy of Lancaster, North York Moors Railway and MOD.

“It is about working with nature to try and store more water in the landscape and slow its passage downstream. The new approach to flood management relies on making changes to the way the landscape is managed, so that the passage of rainfall to rivers and its movement downstream is reduced and delayed. This will involve a range of ‘measures’, including: Continue reading “Visit to Pickering March 2011”