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.
REST ASSURED Rest assured residents of Cockermouth, a great deal of work is being undertaken to ensure that all aspects of flooding issues are being listened to and I am pleased to say that the majority are either being constructed or in the stages of design. For the past year I have read the articles in the Times & Star and noted your concerns, perhaps the only point we have failed on is feedback to the general public, our problems there have been the speed at which developments have been happening, with often changes to design or ownership being rethought at the eleventh hour. Let me take you through the last 12 months where the Cockermouth Flood Action Group (CFAG) has been working very closely with the Environment Agency. This time last year there were going to be no major defences in the Gote area until at least 2015 (this