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10 Feb
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A simple ambition: That people should feel safe in their homes

This week the National Flood Forum was pleased to take a group of residents from Cumbria to present their flooding views and concerns to the Environment Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee (Efra). The six residents from Flood Action Groups across Cumbria, joined forces to present an honest account of how flooding affects people’s lives […]

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07 Feb
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12 months after floods – Efra Select Committee listens to Cumbrian flood action groups

Flood Action Groups from Cumbria are presenting their issues and concerns to the Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Efra) Select Committee in Westminster today (7 February 2017).  Flood action groups from across Cumbria have joined together to jointly provide evidence on how flooding has affected their lives, what the recovery has been like and what […]

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07 Feb
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Community Groups and Local Authorities sought for UK’s Largest Flood and Coast Event

Following some of the most dramatic flood and Coastal Erosion incidents that the UK has witnessed in recent history, an intensive 3-day conference and Exhibition convened by the Environment Agency has been finalised. Clare Dinnis Deputy Director of Strategy at the Environment Agency and Chair of the conference said “No one body can provide a […]

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30 Jan
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The best conditions for flooding

Ahead of our conference addressing the challenge of planning, permitting and building new developments in areas that are at risk of flooding, we asked one of our speakers to pen her thoughts on the issues.  Phiala Mehring is Chair of the Loddon Valley Residents Association and she has direct experience of trying to work with […]

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25 Jan
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Are we planning to flood? Threat of development is top concern for those at flood risk

Flood charity set to host major conference on planning, development and flooding after MPs criticise government for failing to tackle the issues Every year thousands of homes, businesses and people are affected by flooding and findings by the charity, the National Flood Forum, show that apart from the fear of flooding itself, people are most […]

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12 Jan
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The Kindness of Neighbours – who do you turn to when your home’s flooded out

This time a year ago, hundreds of people were displaced from their homes following the floods caused by Storms Desmond, Eva and Frank. The torrent of flood water that ripped through communities, including on Huntington Road in York, happened rapidly and people were left shocked and bewildered.  Returning to the devastation of their homes was […]

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10 Jan
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Development and flooding: How do we rise to the challenge?

One day conference and evening reception to debate the hot topics of planning, development and flooding BOOK NOW  How do we manage the threat of increased flood risk against a backdrop of rising demand for development, housing and infrastructure? Predictions suggest flooding is going to be a major threat in the UK over the coming […]

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