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Egremont residents invited to see latest developments for the £12m Flood Risk Management Scheme

Egremont residents are being invited to see the latest developments on Skirting and Whangs Beck Flood Risk Management Scheme, which will better protect 220 homes and businesses, at an upcoming community drop-in session.

Taking place on Wednesday 15th January at The Falcon Sports Club on Croadalla Avenue, the event will provide an opportunity for people to find out more about managing the impact of future flooding.

Stewart Mounsey, EA Flood Risk Manager for Cumbria, said: “We are looking forward to sharing the detailed design to reduce flood risk in Egremont. We have been working really closely with the community to help reduce the impact of flooding in the future and have considered many options for Egremont.

“Having now gained full planning permission we are able to deliver a flood risk management scheme to the local community. We would encourage everyone to come along to the drop-in session to learn more about our ongoing work and see what this means for the town.”

The Environment Agency, Cumbria County Council, Copeland Borough Council and partners have been exploring ways to better protect the area from flood risk in the future, including identifying the best way to invest government funding allocated to Cumbria for improved flood defences.

The drop-in session will take place from 5.00pm to 7.00pm, and will provide an overview of work that has been done so far, and allow the project team to share the latest developments with the local community as well as our plans for construction.

The £12 Million Skirting and Whangs Beck Flood Risk Management Scheme will better protect 220 homes and businesses on completion. The project has got to its current stage through public consultations and the Environment Agency would now like to share with the community what is happening next.

Representatives from the Environment Agency, Cumbria County Council and professional partners will be available to discuss and answer any questions that residents may have, as well as share information on future planned work to better manage flood risk in the Egremont area.

For those unable to attend the upcoming drop-in session, information will also be available following the event by e-mailing [email protected]. Additionally all updates related to the scheme will be available on http://www.thefloodhub.co.uk/PSR

Anyone without access to a computer or smartphone at home can get online via computers at their local library.

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