Dredging is being considered as a short-term measure to reduce the risk of flooding in Cockermouth.
Six months ago the town's defences were overtopped during the floods of Storm Desmond.
Last night, 150 people packed into Christ Church in the town for a public meeting to discuss a Flood Investigation Report put together by the Environment Agency and Cumbria County Council.
We are reviewing the levels where we trigger that action so that may result in us carrying out more dredging than we have done but at this point it's too early to tell.
What I can can say for sure is that before the end of the month we'll be in the river removing the build up of excess gravel that is there currently.
Eden Flood Volunteers have pledged to continue supporting families affected by flooding, six months after the group was formed in the wake of Storm Desmond.
Kerryanne Wilde set up the group. She says because of the threat of future floods, they will always be needed.
We're here for good. We're not going away. It's not if we flood again, it's when we flood again, but this time we will already be prepared. We will know what needs to happen.
The town's defences were overtopped during Storm Desmond six months ago. The meeting tonight will consider how to stop it happening again.Read the full story ›
A primary school in Cumbria re-opens this morning, after it and nearly every home in the village flooded during Storm Desmond.Read the full story ›
It's claimed that dozens of uninsured homeowners are living in uninhabitable properties, nearly six months after December's floods.
Carlisle Ambassadors, which is a volunteer group, is running a project asking people to give up some of their free time to help the recovery.
We're just saying, whatever is in your hand, whatever you're good at, whatever you're passionate about, whatever your business is, whatever your trade is, would you give it away for one day.
The Give A Day to the City project runs from 6th - 12th June. 13 different projects are running, including House to Home, which is helping several different flood affected homes and another is clearing the Sheepmount football pitches. Roger Smith, the Managing Director of Thomas Graham is in charge of that project
Lot's of people want to get involved and want to help people. If we don't clear the Sheepmount area people can't play football next year. Quite a few colleagues are getting involved and we're still looking for volunteers.
You can find out more about the Give A Day To The City projects by clicking here
An auction is underway this lunchtime of properties hit by December's flooding.
12 homes in the Warwick Road area of Carlisle are up for sale at around 45% to 55% of their pre-flood value.
Auction House Cumbria says vendors are selling up for a variety of reasons.
Some are insured and are stripped out and dried, and they have negotiated a cash settlement from the insurance company.
Some are not insured, and the people want to move on and get the security of the sale and certainty of the contract.
Watch Hannah McNulty's report on the auction below:
Helpful door-knockers offer advice to flood stricken homesRead the full story ›
Two members of staff at Cumbria Partnership NHS Trust have been praised by the Prime Minister for their work during the floods in December.Read the full story ›
The National Flood Forum can be contacted by:
- Telephone: 01299 403 055
- Email: Heather Shepherd (Community and Recovery Support)
The National Flood Forum, Snuff Mill Warehouse, Bewdley, Worcestershire, DY12 2EL
For more information, visit www.nationalfloodforum.org.uk
Kendal Food Festival 2016 got underway today, with stalls and bunting laid out under a slightly grey Lake District sky.
The festival plays host to hundreds of artisan food producers, chefs, and food lovers who come to celebrate the best food the North has to offer.
Attendees can see demonstrations from on coffee roasting, breadmaking and urban foraging, amongst other things.
Organisers have said of the festival that it celebrates "the spectacular strength, resilience and community spirit that our Northern Counties have shown over the last few months" as parts of the Lake District, including Kendal, recover from December's devastating floods.