KESWICK FLOOD ACTION GROUP
NEWS and ACTIVITIES
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other areas. 06-02-2022 Defra SPS to Ofwat for PR24 is out … All sources of flooding impact water companies, their customers and local communities, disrupting services and damaging property and the environment. Climate changes are increasing this risk and associated impacts, and the whole sector has a role to play in boosting long-term flood resilience. 23-01-22 Lynne Jones: Action needed Read and Sign the petition Contact your MP This is hot on the heels of my sending photographs of disgusting tangerine foam seeping into Derwentwater (from the old council tip near Crow Park, Keswick) to the EA last month, AND the national press sharing some pretty damaging statistics about United Utilities leaks of untreated sewage here. With the tireless work of my local MP, Tim Farron, the campaign is now in the form of an Early Day Motion (EDM) and has been submitted to Parliament. This needs MPs to sign the EDM so it can be debated in the House of Commons and made into law. I need you to contact your local MP and tell them to help stop water pollution in the Lake District National Park. 08-01-2022 FOUL DISCHARGES Derwent water between the Isthmus and the boat landings. This seepage is from the ‘Old’ municple tip, that was situated on the lakeshore. This has been going on for decades, yet is not dealt with in a satisfactory manner. PICTURE (LJ) A Tangerine foam was coming out of the pipe ! 24-12-202 1 CALVERT WAY The work seems never ending ! 23-12-2021 Credit to Keswick Reminder’: A new £2.2m culvert in Threlkeld is now winter ready to help protect 35 properties and roads including the A66. The culvert at at the Gategill Beck replaces one badly damaged during heavy rainfall in February 2019. The new culvert is made up of 220m of concrete pipe and work took nine months to complete. As well as improving flood protection, there have also been 170 new trees planted to replace the 34 trees which had to be removed for the work to be undertaken. Th Community of Threlkeld has seen first-hand how devastating flooding can be. Full Story and Picture: 03-12-2021 FLOODING IN KESWICK … IS YOUR HOME AT RISK ? … BE READY NEW ( NOVEMBER 2021 ) Leaflet published by KESWICK Community Emergency Recovery Partnership and Keswick Flood Action Group. 17-09-202 1 Comparison of Storms Desmond, Ciara and 27th/28th October 2021 (Oct 21) Rainfall with Indications for Resevoir Management: Cumulative rainfall shows that the Oct 21 event was similar in scale to Desmond at Honister (370mm and 382mm respectively), but significantly less at Thirlmere (172mm and 405mm respectively). Dr Mark Roberts 18-11-2021 Snippet Elliot Park Update The pumps have been repaired and are fully functional. The Community Pump will be moved to the fire station for storage.