Dispelling the Myth: Enhancing Understanding of Water Resources in the North West

25th September 2023 by Rachael Halhead

Groundwork Greater Manchester, supported by the Environment Agency and partners launch Dispelling the Myth Project. The project aims to ignite conversations about water resources in the North West providing a bank of resources for the catchment partnerships across the region. Water is our most precious resource, sustaining all life and livelihoods. If all the world’s freshwater was contained in a jug, the amount available to use could be represented as a single drop. These water resources are just as precious…

Plug your Plastic use

19th September 2023 by Rachael Halhead

A staggering 80% of the plastic in the ocean comes from the land, via rivers and coastlines thanks to things like littering or overflowing bins. Each year, an estimated 14 million pieces of plastic rubbish end up in and around our canals and rivers. Experts are warning that if nothing is done by 2050, there could be more plastic than fish in the oceans. We want a better future than that. North West rivers and water environment project Natural Course…

People walking next to river

Nutrient Neutrality

30th June 2023 by Jayne Wilkinson

In South Cumbria we have two nutrient neutrality areas; these are Esthwaite and the River Kent. The Lake District National Park Authority are leading on this for Cumbria, supporting by a partnership of organisations. You can find out more about this and keep up to date with news and resources on nutrient neutrality on their website. 

Windermere Community Partnership

27th June 2023 by Jayne Wilkinson

In March 2023 South Cumbria Rivers Trust began the development of a new community partnership for Windermere. The Trust saw a gap, and with a history of successfully working with local communities at a catchment scale, recognised the value in establishing a community partnership. Working closely with members of the local community and local groups the partnership is beginning to pull together data, ask questions and host a series of events to learn from others. It aims to start monitoring…

Flood Drop in Event – Ambleside

5th June 2023 by Jayne Wilkinson

The Environment Agency are hosting a drop-in event in Ambleside, for all to learn more about flooding and what you can do to help yourself. Call in to Ambleside Parish Centre between 2pm – 6.30pm on Wednesday 7th June to find out more. For more information please see the flyer below: Ambleside drop in event

Beezon Fields Art Exhibition Invite

14th March 2023 by Jayne Wilkinson

As part of the work on the Flood Risk Management Scheme in Kendal the Environment Agency have been working together with Kendal College. They will exhibiting artwork at Wildman Street Gallery which will support the sensory path feature at Beezon Fields. This is a newly landscaped site within central Kendal. The Environment Agency would like to invite you to the exhibition on Saturday 18th March. This is and opportunity to come and see the developing artwork; doors are open to…

Love Windermere Website Launched

17th February 2023 by Jayne Wilkinson

On February 14th the Love Windermere Partnership launched it’s new website: https://lovewindermere.co.uk/ The partnership was launched in June 2020 in response to concerns around water quality in Windermere. You can find out more about the partners and the actions being taken to improve the lake on the website.

Happy Christmas!

22nd December 2022 by Jayne Wilkinson

Wishing you a Happy Christmas and best wishes for 2023 from the Becks to Bay Catchment Partnership. It’s been a busy year, with many new initiatives and opportunities. The Landscape Recovery schemes pilots, for which the Duddon was selected are a great step in the right direction for bigger, better, more joined up habitats. The Duddon Valley Partnership will continue to drive this forward in 2023. We’ve also been building a new structure for the partnership. We will continue with…

Local Flood Risk Management Strategy Consultation

26th September 2022 by Jayne Wilkinson

The consultation on the Local Flood Risk Management Strategy is open until the 30th September. You can find out more and have your say on the Cumbria County Council website.  Cumbria County Council is the Lead Local Flood Authority (LLFA). Their plan sets out how local flood risks will be managed throughout the county, who will deliver them and how they may be funded. The Environment Agency continue to manage flood risk on main rivers.

Drainage and Wastewater Management Plan Consultation Open

2nd September 2022 by Jayne Wilkinson

United Utilities have produced their draft Drainage and Wastewater Management Plan which is open for consultation until the 22nd September. This is a long term (2025 – 2050) plan which sets out how United Utilities proposes to ensure robust drainage and wastewater services for the North West. They have engaged a wide range of stakeholders to develop the plan, which is now out for further consultation. The plan has been split into catchments. You can view information for South Cumbria…