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  • EA chief praises key Lincolnshire habitat scheme

    28th November 2016
    Sir James Bevan visited a restoration project near Grantham last week.   A project to restore vital habitat, boost river ecology and reduce flood risk has been praised by the Environment Agency’s Chief Executive Sir James ...
  • Flood Warnings – MONDAY 21st NOVEMBER

    21st November 2016
    Communities in the south west and parts of the north of England are warned to be prepared for possible flooding and disruption today (Monday 21st November).   Further rain is forecast tonight and throughout Monday and into Tuesday ...
  • £26m Morpeth flood scheme scoops national award

    21st November 2016
    The joint £26million project between the Environment Agency and Northumberland County Council has scooped a prestigious national award.   The Morpeth Flood Alleviation Scheme was named Project of the Year in this year’s ...
  • 5 year flood plan announced for York

    21st November 2016
    A new five-year plan to better protect the City of York against flooding was announced last week (Thursday 17 November).   The plan set out the options to reduce the risk of flooding to 2,000 properties across 10 York communities over ...
  • Environment Agency completes £28m first phase of Great Yarmouth flood scheme

    21st November 2016
    More than 2,000 homes and businesses in Great Yarmouth will be better protected from the risk of flooding after the first phase of an Environment Agency major flood defence project has been completed.   The EA has recently finished ...
  • Realignment and bank reinforcement on River Windrush help reduce flood risk

    21st November 2016
    An Environment Agency field team has recently finished re-aligning the Newbridge Cut away from the River Windrush.   In addition to this they also are reinforcing the bank of the River Windrush near Standlake in Oxfordshire. The ...
  • Leeds river maintenance underway to help alleviate flood risk

    21st November 2016
    Essential maintenance work has started along the riverside in Leeds City Centre through the River Aire Care programme to help reduce flood risk ahead of the winter months.   Contractors are working over three weeks, to remove damaged ...
  • Thames Valley is prepared for possible winter floods

    16th November 2016
    The Environment Agency’s Operations Delivery teams have been working hard throughout 2016 to ensure the Thames Valley is prepared and ready for the winter.   As we enter the winter months, there is an increasing likelihood ...
  • Know Your Flood Risk launches new practical Guide to Flood Resilience

    15th November 2016
    Former flood victims take action and deliver practical guidance on making homes flood resilient Many real life case study examples published, following interviews with flood victims Guide aims to empower people to be aware, prepare ...
  • Last of eight new pumps is installed in Foss Barrier improvement works

    14th November 2016
    A milestone has been reached in the £17 million programme of improvements at the Foss Barrier as the installation of the last of eight new, high capacity pumps is completed.   Weighing 6.5 tonnes each and at a cost of £800,000, ...
  • Planning permission submitted for £3.8m Totnes flood defence scheme

    14th November 2016
    Plans for a scheme to reduce flood risk to over 400 homes and businesses in Totnes have been submitted to South Hams District Council.   The estimated cost of the works is £3.8million and involves improving existing flood defences ...
  • Flood prevention activities sees Teesside communities ready for winter

    6th November 2016
    The Environment Agency has removed almost 450 tonnes of silt and debris – the weight of 35 double decker buses - from culverts during flood recovery work in Teesside.   As well as culvert clearance at Martin West Beck and Ormesby ...
  • Phase 2 works of £23m Exeter Flood Scheme get underway

    3rd November 2016
    Further works to reduce flood risk to over 3,200 homes and businesses around Exeter get underway this month.   The works, which are part of the second phase of construction for Exeter’s new £32 million flood defence scheme, ...
  • Flood cameras keep eye on region’s waterways

    3rd November 2016
    A network of cameras will be keeping an eye on the region’s rivers this winter as part of the Environment Agency’s ongoing drive to help keep people safe from flooding. A total of 12 cameras have so far been installed near debris ...
  • MPs demand overhaul of Environment Agency flood role

    2nd November 2016
    MPs from the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee are calling for an overhaul of flood management in England to tackle the rising risk to communities from climate change in a report on Future flood prevention.     Five ...
  • Young people in the North East leaving themselves vulnerable as not aware of their risk of flooding

    1st November 2016
    Young people in Britain between 18 and 24 are leaving themselves vulnerable to the devastating effects of flooding, according to new figures released today by the Environment Agency. Just one in four people in this age group – many of ...
  • Know Your Flood Risk launches “the antidote to DEFRA’s resilience action plan” with its new practical Guide to Flood Resilience

    31st October 2016
    With the first anniversary of the Christmas 2015 floods approaching, the Know Your Flood Risk campaign is today launching a new edition of its free Homeowners’ Guide to Flood Resilience, which has been created by former flood victims, ...
  • Environment Agency launches £1m programme of River Thames works

    31st October 2016
    The Environment Agency embarks on its annual winter programme of major repairs and refurbishments to locks along the non-tidal River Thames this week (Tuesday 1 November).   In all, 8 lock sites will have a total of £1.2m spent ...
  • New Flood Resilience Action Plan gives property owners better protection from flooding

    28th October 2016
    The Property Flood Resilience Action Plan will see Government and industry help people better protect their properties from flooding.   A new, independent report launched today (28th October 2016) will help people better protect ...
  • £20m funding made available for River Severn wildlife project

    28th October 2016
    A major new wildlife project to reopen the mighty River Severn has secured almost £20 million of funding – £10.8 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund and £6 million from the European Union LIFE programme.   The ...
  • £3.6m mine water scheme reaps rewards as fish return

    27th October 2016
    There’s early indications that a mine water treatment scheme is reaping rewards after lots of fish were found in a once heavily polluted bright orange watercourse in Saltburn-by-the-Sea.   During recent Environment Agency ...
  • £7m Newcastle flood scheme official opening

    25th October 2016
    A community celebration to officially open Brunton Park flood scheme in Newcastle has seen residents young and old join in the fun.     The event – held at St Aidan’s Community Centre at Princes Road on Monday - included ...
  • Bank strengthening work starts in Collingham

    25th October 2016
    Environment Agency contractors have started work on the banks of the River Wharfe in Collingham, near Wetherby, to repair damage to the river bank and protect flood defences.   Work is underway to repair approximately 40 metres of ...
  • Virtual testing carried out to ensure new moveable weir works are winter ready

    24th October 2016
    The Environment Agency has carried out a virtual test to ensure work to install a moveable weir on the River Aire is winter ready.   Installation of the weir at Crown Point, a first for UK flood alleviation, is just one element that Leeds ...
  • EA seeks members for the River Great Ouse RFCC

    21st October 2016
    Have your say on local flood and coastal management plans   The Environment Agency has opportunities to start in January 2017, April 2017 and July 2017, covering the River Great Ouse catchment, including large parts of the Fens, part ...
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