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WATCH: Threlkeld Cricket Club agrees financial settlement

A cricket club left homeless for three years after flooding wrecked their ground have settled their legal dispute over the damage with Cumbria County Council.

Threlkeld Cricket Club accepted an undisclosed sum from the council, which they are using to repay the England and Wales Cricket Board for the support they were given.

Ryan Dollard reports:

Threlkeld Cricket Club happy money will help others

A cricket club left homeless for three years after flooding wrecked their ground have settled their legal dispute over the damage with Cumbria County Council.

Threlkeld Cricket Club accepted an undisclosed sum from the council, which they will use to repay the England and Wales Cricket Board.

The club's treasurer says they are happy the money will help other clubs in crisis.

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Cricket Club agrees financial settlement with County Council

Junior club members spell out a message of thanks. Credit: Threlkeld Cricket Club.

Threlkeld Cricket Club has agreed an undisclosed out of court financial settlement with Cumbria County Council, three years after its ground was badly damaged by flooding.

The flood was caused by a blocked culvert owned by the County Council.

The settlement was agreed out of court, and the Club says it'll be used to help repay the England and Wales Cricket Board Charitable Trust some of the money it's owed for fixing the pitch.

A 'thank you' message has been revealed at the ground, from the club to everyone who has helped with the repairs, and also to the firm of solicitors, Baines Wilson, who represented them in their action against the County Council.

I am just glad the whole thing is over and we are back playing cricket on our home ground.

We’ve been able to take on a junior coach, Ben Jefferson, and our new team of boys and girls are already competing in the Eden Valley Cricket League.

I can’t tell you how proud I am that we have gone from staring at a pile of rubble and a feeling of utter distress to picking ourselves up, battling on and re-instating our stunning ground back to the way it should be.”

– Michael Webster, Treasurer of Threlkeld Cricket Club

Petition against Dumfries flood defences to be presented

Whitesands in Dumfries. Credit: ITV Border

A petition against plans to build flood defences on a car park is set to be handed over to Dumfries and Galloway Council today.

Around 5,000 people have signed the petition, arguing that the loss of 230 parking spaces on Dumfries' Whitesands will harm trade for local businesses.

Firefighters and highways team clear flood water

Flood water that surrounded shops and cut off access to a business park has been cleared by firefighters and highways workers.

Heavy overnight rain and a blocked culvert under the road caused flooding just off the A69 in Warwick Bridge this morning that put nearby shops at risk of flood damage and prevented vehicles getting to and from Warwick Mill Business Park.

Firefighters pumped water and worked with Cumbria County Council's highways team to remove vegetation blocking the culvert.

Once the blockage was removed water levels began to subside.

Businesses at risk of flood damage as beck bursts its banks

Flooding off the A69 at Warwick Bridge Credit: ITV Border

Heavy overnight rain has led to a beck bursting its banks and put nearby shops and businesses at risk of flood damage.

Firefighters are currently on the scene pumping out water just off the A69 at Warwick Bridge near Carlisle.

Firefighters at the scene pumping out water Credit: ITV Border

The businesses, including a cafe, are closed as they've been cut off and surrounded by the flood.

Businesses at Warwick Bridge cut off by water Credit: ITV Border

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Flood warning for the Whitesands

Flooding at Whitesands in December Credit: ITV Border

A flood warning has been issued for the Whitesands in Dumfries for this afternoon, according to Police Scotland.

Elevated water levels within the Lower Nith are likely to result in tidal flooding on the Whitesands. High tide is expected at approximately 2.45pm but flooding may occur before and after this.

The flooding could reach across the road into the Brewery Street entrance, and parking on the Whitesands will be affected. The public are asked to avoid the area if possible.

The warning comes on the day when a petition against flooding prevention plans has been handed into the Public Petitions Committee in Dumfries.

Dumfries flood petition to be discussed

A public petition against new flood prevention plans in Dumfries will be heard during a "parliament day'" in the town.

A local resident is presenting his arguments against the multi-million scheme on the Whitesands.

The public petitions committee will consider two other petitions when it meets at Easterbrook Hall.

The committee can decide if the petition will be considered by the Scottish Parliament.

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