Council awarded £857,000 for flood repairs

Roads and tunnels in Wigan Borough damaged by Storm Eva will be repaired thanks to another cash boost. Wigan Council has received £857,000 from the Department of Transport’s local transport capital block funding grant to help with ongoing repairs caused by the storm on Boxing Day 2015. The successful bid was in partnership with Bolton, … Read more

West Lancs residents support earthquake and flood relief in Nepal

Residents of West Lancashire and surrounding areas will be aware of the devastating effects that flooding can have. Heavy rains appear to be the summer norm now, perhaps as a result of climate change. Keith Laycock, Chairman of West Lancashire based charity Resolve International returned from Nepal last week, where climate change is significantly changing … Read more

New support gives property owners better protection from flooding

The Property Flood Resilience Action Plan will see Government and industry help people better protect their properties from flooding. A new, independent report launched today will help people better protect their homes and businesses from risk of flooding and recover more quickly if the worst happens. The Property Flood Resilience Action Plan, chaired by Dr Peter … Read more

Be prepared in case of floods

West Lancashire Borough Council is urging residents to be prepared for floods, and to check if they need to take steps to protect their homes. The storms last winter, in particular Storm Eva on Boxing Day, had devastating effects. It caused the worst flooding ever recorded in West Lancashire and almost 300 properties were flooded … Read more

“Be prepared” flood campaign launched in Lancashire

Lancashire County Council has launched a campaign to help people be better prepared for possible flooding. The campaign highlights the fact that flooding can happen almost anywhere, often without warning, during and after heavy rainfall – and that being prepared can significantly reduce its impact on people and property. County Councillor Marcus Johnstone, cabinet member … Read more