Cumbria

Flood alleviation scheme begins in Cumbria

A £500,000 flood alleviation scheme is due to start in Cumbria to reduce the risk of flooding to 46 properties.

Low Crosby has suffered a series of separate flood incidents in the last five years, the most recent being in November 2009.

The work, by the Environment Agency, will include strengthening roads and improving drainage systems.

Two new flood banks will then be constructed to link the improved road to naturally higher ground.

Church contribution

This will form a barrier to the River Eden.

Works will take five months to complete and will include the temporary closure of the roads from the village to High Crosby and Newby East.

The St John the Evangelist Church at Crosby on Eden has made a financial contribution to the scheme.

A number of residents from the village are also working with Carlisle City Council to carry out surveys and source flood resilience products to improve their flood protection.

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