Appleby residents are being invited to see the latest developments on the town’s flood risk management Scheme at a community drop-in session.
The event, on September 13, will provide an opportunity for people to find out more about managing the impact of future flooding and provide an overview of the latest developments as well as Environment Agency’s plans.
The scheme will protect over 60 homes and businesses once complete.
A team from the Environment Agency will also be available to discuss and answer any questions that residents may have.
Stewart Mounsey, Environment Agency flood risk manager for Cumbria, said: “We have been working really closely with the community to look at options to help reduce the impact of flooding in the future and have considered many options for the town.
“The project team are working to secure planning approval and further funding with plans for construction to begin in spring 2022. We would encourage everyone to come along to the drop-in session to learn more about our ongoing work and see what this means for the town.”
The sessions will take place at Appleby Public Hall in Boroughgate, from 4.30pm to 7.30pm.
Appleby mayor Gareth Hayes said: “There will inevitably be some upheaval as this essential flood resilience work gets underway, yet we must look at it favourably as a vital opportunity to futureproof the town.
“Along with the important building work going on across the town, this will make Appleby a safer and more enjoyable place to visit and give residents a greater security and peace of mind in the challenging times of climate change and economic regrowth.”
For those unable to attend the upcoming drop-in session, information will also be available following the event by emailing [email protected]