Newground is currently delivering a programme of flood support across the North West to increase awareness and preparedness of flooding on behalf of the Environment Agency, assisting communities at risk of flooding to improve their flood resilience. This includes raising awareness of the Environment Agency’s free Flood Warning Service and providing assistance with property level flood planning.
As part of this work Newground have engaged with residents in Lancaster, who live in flood warning areas offering free advice and support intended to help them to become more prepared and resilient to flooding. Only 31% of eligible properties were signed up to receive flood warnings the the Skerton Pool flood warning area of Lancaster. Since engaging with the community, 41% of people are now signed up to the Flood Warning Service.
We also talked to residents about flood planning, as having a flood plan in place for your property can help you to be more prepared and in turn help to minimise damage and reduce the impact of flooding.
Reporting A Flood
As the types and causes of flooding can be complex and knowing who is responsible for dealing with flooding can be confusing we have produced an infographic to help residents in Lancaster understand who’s responsible for different types of flooding.
The Environment Agency has a helpful document for understanding riparian ownership called Living on the edge. This helps people that own land or property next to a river stream or ditch to understand their roles and responsibilities.
More information and advice on flood resilience can be found on our Knowledge Centre. If you have any specific issues or queries regards flooding please contact us on 01254 265 163 and a member of our team would be happy to help.