Our December AGM Reports were followed by Speakers Rod Everett who has worked on Natural Flood Management techniques for many years on his farm in Roeburndale. Also Louisa Blundell from Lune Rivers Trust who is working with NFM above Caton Road to try and alleviate some of the surface water flooding issues in that area.
Our meeting with Susan Parsonage Chief Executive of Lancaster City Council was exceptionally positive. It was agreed that a presence from the planning department should be at LVFF meetings where possible. Additionally it was discussed that LVFF was to be put forward as a possible member of the Cabinet Liaison Committee. Susan was keen to support LVFF where she could in the future.
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.
For planners, housing and construction professionals, and experienced community groups. FULLY FUNDED half-day courses covering refurbishment and improvement of existing buildings to make them more flood resilient and energy efficient.
Wednesday 12th Sept 2018 • AM • Morecambe Tuesday 2nd Oct 2018 • AM • Morecambe