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Working Together to Tackle Flood Risk

20/7/18: South Lancaster Flood Group formed after the November Flooding. On the 16th July the Group walked along Burrow Beck from the Lancaster Leisure Park to the A6 with the Environment Agency and Lancashire County Counci.

Flood Action Meeting

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 19:30 at St Paul's Hala Centre, Hala Square, Lancaster LA1 4RW

Council asks for comments on Local Plan

13/2/18: Lancaster City Council has formally published its new Local Plan and is seeking public opinion on whether it is ‘legally compliant and sound’. The deadline for responses is 5pm on Friday April 6.

Lancaster University launches new Health Innovation Campus

22/12/17: Lancaster University has announced a major investment that they are hoping will help improve advances in health care and significantly contribute to the regional economy.

Screening: Remembering & Restoring the River Roeburn

Friday, December 15, 2017 - 19:15 at Wray Institute

Angry flood victim meetings explain causes - and plan opposition to Local Plan's Garden Village

7/12/17: Multi-agency meetings about the recent floods heard residents' accounts of what happened - and why. Angry residents launch objections to the Local Plan's Bailrigg Garden Village scheme for 5000 new homes right in the middle of it all, to be debated by Council on 20th December.

Flooding in the Lancaster District

Recurrent flooding in and around Lancaster has become a very serious problem, putting people, livestock, property and public health at risk. (Series)

Council statement ties flood management to Garden Village Plan

1/12/17: Following on from our recent article reporting concerns that greenfield development at Bailrigg had contributed to last week's disastrous flooding in Galgate, Lancaster City Council has issued a statement tying flood management measures to major new greenfield development plans at Bailrigg.

Flooding - all agency meeting - Galgate

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 19:00 at Ellel Village Hall, Main Road, Galgate LA2 0LQ

Flooding - all agency meeting - Hala/ Bowerham/ Burrow Beck

Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 18:30 at Moorside Primary School, Bowerham Rd, Lancaster LA1 4HT

Public meetings announced to discuss flooding

27/11/17: UPDATED WITH HALA AND GALGATE MEETING INFORMATION A public meeting will be held in Halton tomorrow (Tuesday 28th November) to discuss the recent localised flooding that affected the village.

Lancaster Area Flooding: 'No more building on fields until you sort this out' say residents

24/11/17: Parts of the Lancaster & Morecambe district were hit by floods again on Wednesday night with residents blaming inadequate drainage planning in new developments, including the Bay Gateway and Bailrigg, for the ongoing series of flood disasters affecting the area.

Dealing with Extreme Weather Conference

Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 10:00 to 16:30 at Friends Meeting House, Lancaster LA1 1TX

The Dukes Premieres Storm Desmond's Blackout: A Play

6/9/17: A power cut of unprecedented proportions and duration sparked a new play at Lancaster’s Dukes theatre. Blackout, which runs from October 13-November 3 at The Dukes, is an original play inspired by testimony from residents, community organisations, emergency responders, sociologists and journalists.

Lancaster City Council takes action after flash floods

21/7/17: Lancaster City Council officers have been working hard to clear debris and help businesses affected by Wednesday’s flash floods.They undertook a clean-up operation early Thursday morning and removed damaged carpets and fittings for affected properties in Stonewell. More resilience measures planned.

Torrential rain lifts the tarmac in Lancaster

20/7/17: Torrential rain hit Lancaster yesterday and left a right mess in its wake as floodwater gushed down streets, lifting tarmac and manhole covers and inundating Stonewell. Parts of Willow Lane, St George's Quay, Caton Road and Torrisholme Road were also flooded. But when the going gets tough....