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  • 29 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Environment Agency (EA) is to host a community open morning, where local people can discuss with experts about the dredging operations on the Somerset Moors and Levels. The EA has dredged a 4 kilometre length of river (on the Parrett and Tone and removed 80,000 tonnes of silt and remain on target to finish […]

  • 15 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    After much preparatory work and engagement with Internal Drainage Boards (IDBs), the Environment Agency (EA) and other partners involved, Defra has given the green light to a number of pilot projects to propose to “de-main” certain sections of main river across the country. The Association of Drainage Authorities (ADA) reports that the process involves investigating […]

  • 8 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    Bradford Council will host a drop-in session to give residents and interested parties the opportunity to find out about the ways the council, the Environment Agency and Yorkshire Water have been working together to help tackle flooding problems across the district. The session will take place at the Keighley Library on Tuesday, May 9th 2017 from 2pm […]

  • 18 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency, together with its partners Witham First Internal Drainage Board, has completed works on the Witham Brook scheme in Grantham. Summer storms in 2015 saw four properties and the Witham Brook Park Industrial Estate flooded when water levels in the brook rose substantially following heavy rain. The culvert under the industrial estate became blocked by […]

  • 7 December 2017
    Business & Finance

    Boaters are to benefit from a £1.4 million investment into Anglian Waterways, as the Environment Agency launches its latest improvement program. The seven-figure investment for the repairs and upgrades of the Anglian Waterways’ 353-mile network will ensure the structures remain in good working order for years to come, reports the Environment Agency. Among others, the investment program includes de-shoaling work on […]

  • 21 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency has begun essential shingle maintenance work on the beach between Shoreham and Lancing to further reduce the risk of coastal flooding to the West Sussex towns. The work will last approximately two weeks. The shingle beach helps to reduce coastal flood risk by taking the energy and force out of the waves. […]

  • 13 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    On 9 July 2017, visitors to Burton’s famous regatta had an opportunity to find out about the planned £17 million improvement works to the town’s flood defenses, the Environment Agency said in its latest release.  Staff from the agency were at the event to discuss the scheme and also spread awareness about being more flood resilient. […]

  • 20 February 2014

    The Environment Agency is to build up flood defences on the Lincolnshire coast which were damaged by December’s tidal surge. Beach levels in front of the sand dunes at Mablethorpe will be increased early next month after the storm surge lowered sand levels and eroded the dunes. Sand will be borrowed from other areas of […]

  • 6 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Environment Agency has completed the consultation on the environmental impact of the first phase of Exeter’s multi-million pound flood defence scheme. The first phase works will begin in June this year ahead of the main scheme, which is designed to reduce flood risk to properties on both sides of the river throughout Exeter. The […]

  • 18 July 2014
    Business & Finance

    The UK Environment Agency is inviting people living in Keynsham, near Bristol, and Bradford-on-Avon to drop-in surgeries about flooding. The surgery for, Keynsham, which includes Broadmead Industrial Estate, at the Riverside Suite, Keynsham Leisure Centre, Temple Street, Keynsham, on Wednesday 23 July, between 3pm and 6.30pm. The second event will be held at Bradford on […]

  • 19 August 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency this week started an £800,000 program of work on the rivers Aire and Worth to remove gravel and silt deposited by the winter floods. The deposits, known as shoals, built up in the rivers during the flooding as large volumes of water picked up debris and distributed it along the river system. […]

  • 20 March 2014

    Over the Christmas and New Year break, Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) staff from the Cinque Ports Training Area (CPTA) in Kent battled the high tides and gale-force winds that threatened the sea defences at both Lydd and Hythe ranges. DIO surveyors alerted the Environment Agency to flooding danger posed by a breach in sea defences […]

  • 17 November 2016
    Business & Finance

    An Environment Agency field team has recently finished re-aligning the Newbridge Cut away from the River Windrush. In addition to this the team is reinforcing the bank of the River Windrush near Standlake in Oxfordshire. The work forms part of a program of maintenance works in the Thames Valley to ensure that rivers and assets remain […]

  • 16 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    A consultation which aims to give communities and local organisations more say in the ways in which rivers are managed and maintained, was launched yesterday (15th January), reports the Environment Agency. Under the Rationalizing the Main River (RMRN) de-maining pilot project, the Environment Agency has proposed to transfer flood risk management activities on the following sections […]

  • 23 June 2020
    Authorities & Government

    The Environment Agency in partnership with Arun District Council and Elmer Sands Limited has completed major coastal defence works at Elmer in West Sussex. During construction 20,000 tonnes of rock were used to improve the existing rock revetment and 12,500 cubic metres of shingle were recharged across the defences. A new boat ramp for Elmer […]

  • 27 May 2020
    Infrastructure

    The Environment Agency has just announced that a major annual scheme to replenish Lincolnshire’s beaches will get underway in June 2020, helping reduce the risk of flooding up and down the coast. The £7m beach management scheme sees sand dredged from the seabed and pumped onto the beach to replace levels lost to the sea […]

  • 10 May 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency and Dorset Council have partnered up to work on a new multi-million pound sea defense project at West Bay, West Dorset. Over the next two weeks, subject to weather and sea conditions, large rocks will be delivered by barges to West Beach so that new and improved sea defenses can be constructed. […]

  • 14 October 2016
    Business & Finance

    Mackley recently took part at the Flood Expo event, the world’s leading flood exhibition and conference. The two-day event, staged on 12-13 October at London Excel, gathered high-profile speakers that presented latest solutions to widespread flooding problems. It also featured an extensive seminar and workshop schedule designed to help highlight new, cost-effective ways to prevent […]

  • 30 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency has completed a flood defense scheme to reduce the risk of flooding in parts of Tonbridge. The 320-meter long flood defense runs parallel to the River Medway, and will work in conjunction with existing flood defense walls in Tonbridge town center and the Leigh Flood Storage Area. Lisa Lennox, Asset Performance Team […]

  • 29 December 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Environment Agency is continuing work on the Marlow flood alleviation scheme that is designed to reduce the impact of flooding to 287 properties. Since the last update and a flood defense wall was built along the Thames Path, the EA has also completed the installation of steel sheet piling to continue the flood defense towards […]

  • 27 October 2017
    Business & Finance

    Burton-upon-Trent residents will have a chance to learn more about the benefits of the Environment Agency’s multi-million pound flood scheme improvement work at a series of drop-in sessions next month. The planned works to the town’s flood defenses will see upgrades to the 9km of existing defenses that already protect more than 7,000 homes and […]

  • 25 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    A multi-million pound flood defense scheme that will reduce the risk of flooding to homes and businesses in Skipton has been officially opened, according to the Environment Agency. The £17.8 million project, led by the EA, helps to protect 378 homes and 165 businesses in the town center from flooding from Eller Beck and Waller […]

  • 10 September 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency, together with its partners, is working on the Leigh expansion and Hildenborough embankments scheme aimed to reduce the risk of flooding to homes and businesses in Tonbridge and Hildenborough. The scheme – being delivered by the EA in partnership with Kent County Council, Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council and the South East […]

  • 30 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    Polegate MP Maria Caulfield is calling on the Environment Agency to dredge the River Cuckmere – or appoint someone who will do it. Caulfield said in her latest announcement that she met with representatives of the body recently to urge them to dredge the river, but they refused. According to her statement, the Pevensey & […]

  • 17 March 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Two days ago, the Port of Boston announced its full backing of the proposed Boston Barrier and has formally withdrawn its objection to the Transport and Works Act Order (TWAO) application made by the Environment Agency in August 2016. This comes after extensive discussions between the Environment Agency and the port around the proposed Transport […]

  • 20 October 2017
    Business & Finance

    A partnership project between the Environment Agency and the Box Moor Trust in Hemel Hempstead has been recognized with a national award. The project has transformed a 1 kilometer stretch of the River Bulbourne in Hemel Hempstead from a straight, wide and silty river into a meandering chalk stream, which is a globally rare habitat. […]