Flood defences on Rubby Banks Road

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On August 29 2011 on our website an article entitled ‘Latest Flood Defence Proposals’ was posted. The article states that the preferred option for flood defences on Rubby Banks Road is a raising barrier, this is no longer the case. The article title has been changed to ‘Flood Defence Proposals’. There are three options regarding the flood defence on Rubby  Banks Road, which are a solid wall, a wall with glass panels and the rising barrier. The Environment Agency are currently researching the relative cost, maintenance requirements and reliability of the options under consideration. Once we have the updated plans we will upload them onto the site.

Cockerhoop Fell Run for Flood Defences

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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.

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To donate please go to http://www.justgiving.com/cockerhoop-fell-run-flood-defences/

Thank you for your support!