Our chair Janet Taylor took part in a series of working groups for the Environment Agency Strategy. It looked at where we want to be by 2050 in Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management. LVFF was part of the Protection and Funding and Communities and Business working groups along with many other organisations. Protection and Funding examined “What do we all want to protect and how can we collectively fund it?” The Communities and Business group considered what our expectations should be of statutory bodies, community and business and how the way we work together can be developed and improved. There will be a public consultation in 2019.
The sessions held at Morecambe Town Hall were a collaboration between Lune Valley Flood Forum, Lancaster City Council and Cumbria Action for Sustainability. The places were fully funded and provided detailed knowledge of how to refurbish and improve pre 1920s buildings to make them more flood resilient, whilst improving energy efficiency. The trainer James Innerdale is an Architect specialising in repair and conservation of historic buildings and worked for the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings.