Nominations open for Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

Get your nominations in for The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, which is the highest award given to volunteer groups across the UK. Any group of two or more people doing volunteering work can be nominated for the award. The majority of the group must be volunteers, and more than half the volunteers must have the right to live in the UK.

Volunteers Rebuild Together

Local Volunteers help rebuild following Cumbria Floods
All over Cumbria, local communities have been busy recovering from the floods of December 2015. One such case is Mr Wilson-Fish of Colby, near Appleby whose river bank was damaged and required trees to be replanted in order to help stabilise the bank, protect the property and reduce the potential impact of flooding should this extreme weather hit the county again.

Courses offered to help communities deal with emergencies

A new series of activities and training over the summer will upskill volunteers to help them respond to emergencies in their community. In the wake of the floods that struck the county in December, Cumbria Council for Voluntary Service (CVS) and Cumbria Action for Sustainability (CAfS) have teamed up to offer courses, factsheets and drop-in advice sessions to support communities with response and recovery following extreme weather events.

Flood Meetings in South Lakeland

All meetings are 6 – 9pm

6 – 7 pm
members of the public will have an opportunity to obtain further information about resilience grants, Flood Re and make general enquiries.

7 – 8 pm
County Council Local Flood Risk Management team and the Environment Agency will present a draft of their Flood Investigation Report , which includes proposals for future flood resilience, with opportunities for the public to give feedback and ask questions.