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Working Together to Tackle Flood Risk

John Allen

The aims of the walk were:

  1. For the Environment Agency and Lancashire County Council to learn directly from local residents about the experience and extent of flooding.
  2. For local residents to understand more about the roles and responsibilities or agencies and individuals.
  3. To capture specific questions, issues and concerns about Burrow Beck. After the walk local resident Ann Row said, “I felt that local people were being listened to and I came away feeling that concerns were being taken seriously and were being addressed.”

Paul Bond from the Environment Agency commented: “Many people across Lancaster City District suffered flooding last November and this was an opportunity to speak to some of those directly affected. The Environment Agency are keen to work with the Flood Action Group, Risk Management Authorities and the wider community going forward to explore opportunities to reduce flood risk and the impacts of flooding." As an example of this Paul also highlighted that “the Environment Agency are to start works to improve a length of embankment adjacent to Burrow Beck week commencing 23 July.”

Andrew Egerton Chair of the South Lancaster Flood Action Group said, “The Beck walk was very informative and clearly demonstrated the commitment of local residents and agencies’ commitment to work together on the issue of flooding. However, Burrow Beck is not the only source of flooding in the area. Surface water management and run-off from the M6 are also causes of flooding and these are also on the agenda for the group.”

Erica Lewis said, “I’m very pleased to have been able to support the South Lancaster Flood Group through its formation. Tacking flooding is a long process and a complicated issue, but it is through sustained resident action that we are most likely to make progress.”

If you would like to know more or get involved, the flood action group can be contacted by e-mail at Similar groups have also been established in Galgate and Halton following the November flooding.




South Lancaster Flood action Group continues to make progress in reducing the risk of Flooding.
South Lancaster Flood Action Group are continuing to make progress to reduce the risk from Flooding.
Important progress in Management of Flood Risk