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  • 10 November 2011

    A Furness fishing boss said he is relieved a cockle bed that was “a disaster waiting to happen” has been closed… (in-cumbria) [mappress] Source: in-cumbria, November 10, 2011;

  • 4 November 2011

    Local fisherman have hit out at plans to clear a Lancashire cockle bed with dredgers… (bbc) [mappress] Source: bbc, November 4, 2011

  • 11 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    Environment Secretary Theresa Villiers announced Tuesday, 10 September, a new round of flood defense investment for communities across Yorkshire, Cumbria, the North East and the South East of England. Thirteen projects across England will benefit from a share of over £62 million, which as well as helping develop existing flood defenses, reported the Environment Agency. […]

  • 19 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    Environment Minister Thérèse Coffey visited Morecambe today (19 October) to officially open the town’s new flood defenses. Funded by £10.8m central government grant-in-aid funding, the wave reflection wall defense will reduce flood risk to 11,400 homes and has a design life of 100 years, taking into consideration climate change and sea level rise. Led by […]

  • 31 October 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency today published data, case studies and evidence about the role of natural flood management in reducing flood risk. Working with natural processes to reduce flood risk is not a new concept but this is the first time that all the evidence has been brought together, with the intention of enabling more uptake. […]

  • 22 September 2017
    Business & Finance

    A new scheme that will improve flood protection, boost wildlife habitats and create 160 hectares of new saltmarsh, was opened Thursday, 21st September, at Hesketh, in Lancashire. The £6 million scheme that will not only create the new saltmarsh habitat but strengthen sea defenses is a partnership project between the RSPB, Natural England and the Environment […]

  • 10 August 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    VBA, a joint venture comprising VolkerStevin, Boskalis Westminster and Atkins, has won another local authority (RMA) contract through the Environment Agency’s Water and Environment Management (WEM) framework – this time for North Lincolnshire Council. The North Lincolnshire Lakes scheme located in Scunthorpe, was awarded to VBA to increase flood defense protection and improve existing barriers […]

  • 7 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    A £7 million scheme to manage flood risk for 438 properties in Lancashire was officially opened yesterday, July 6, 2017. The Croston Flood Risk Management Scheme, developed by the Environment Agency in partnership with Chorley Council, Lancashire County Council and United Utilities, and in collaboration with the Lower Yarrow Flood Action Group, will benefit residents […]

  • 27 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    Wyre Council has just released the latest update on Rossall sea defense scheme in Lancashire, saying that the works continue apace, with some large gaps in the new defenses starting to be filled.  “We currently have a 60 meter gap in the new defenses adjacent to Chatsworth access ramp. This is the location of two […]

  • 10 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    Balfour Beatty has scooped twenty Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) awards this year with five Gold, seven Silver and eight Bronze awards. These annual, national awards recognize companies’ efforts to raise standards in the consideration for the communities in which they work and to improve the performance and overall perception of the industry. Balfour Beatty’s awards, […]

  • 29 March 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Balfour Beatty recently started works to create an ecology park on the landward side of its Rossall sea defense scheme in Lancashire. The transformation of the 1.5km strip of land, already classed as a Biological Heritage site, was awarded to Balfour Beatty following the company’s successful partnership with Wyre Council to construct Rossall’s sea defense. […]

  • 28 July 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency (EA) has awarded a contract to VBA, the joint venture comprising VolkerStevin, Boskalis Westminster and Atkins, to carry out post flooding recovery works in Cumbria, Lancashire and West Yorkshire. The large scale multi-site contract involves projects spread across the whole of the Cumbria and Lancashire regions as well as the Calder Valley […]

  • 7 July 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Balfour Beatty, currently working on the £86 million coastal defense schemes in the North West of England, recently welcomed the youngsters of Northfield Primary School to the Rossall site. The Rossall scheme will greatly reduce the risk of flooding to the local community, through constructing two kilometers of coastal defense from Rossall Hospital to Rossall Point. Simon […]

  • 19 May 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Students and lecturers from the School of Engineering at the University of Central Lancashire have visited Rossall to see the work being done on the to sea defenses. Wyre Council is replacing two kilometers of defenses from Rossall Hospital to Rossall Point in a £63 million coastal defense scheme that will protect 7,500 properties from […]

  • 13 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    Balfour Beatty Utility Solutions Limited has been fined £2.6 million after an employee was killed when the trench he was working in collapsed on him in Lancashire. On the 14 April 2010, James Sim, 32, from Barry, South Wales, who was employed as a subcontractor on behalf of Balfour Beatty, was laying ducting for new cable […]

  • 5 February 2016
    Business & Finance

    Prime Minister David Cameron has visited the site where flood and coastal specialist VBA, on behalf of the Environment Agency, is helping life get back to normal for residents in Croston. The joint venture which comprises VolkerStevin, Boskalis Westminster and Atkins were instructed to complete emergency repair works by the Environment Agency. They have been […]

  • 2 February 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency has carried out 16,000 inspections and identified around 660 flood defenses needing repair work in the wake of record-breaking wet weather in December. The ongoing work to assess and repair flood damage following Storm Desmond and Storm Eva will be outlined at an open Board meeting today, chaired by Acting Chairman Emma […]

  • 24 November 2015
    Business & Finance

    A Galliford Try project has won the Civil/Infrastructure Project of the Year category of the Builder & Engineer magazine awards. The scheme at Colwyn Bay in north Wales primarily involved the dredging and pumping of 220,000 cubic meters of sand from the bed of the Irish Sea onto the town’s beach to raise its level […]

  • 13 July 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Environment Agency has just released a photo update on the Anchorsholme Coastal Defense Scheme in Fylde.  Works are now underway on the north side of the United Utilities headland where a 250t crawler crane is helping install the precast revetment units. The scheme is part of the Fylde Peninsula Coastal Program (FPCP), which is being performed in partnership between […]

  • 27 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    A leading urban regeneration specialist, with strong links to the North West of England, has been appointed to chair the North West Partnership, announced the Canal and River Trust. Bob Pointing will take on the voluntary leadership role with the charity this month and chair his first bi-monthly partnership meeting in March. “Bob will now lead […]

  • 5 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    Homes, businesses and farmland from Lancashire to Essex will be better protected from floods by a six-year £2.3 billion flood defense program announced by the government. This first ever long-term investment program will protect over 300,000 properties, reduce flood risk by 5% and save the economy £2.7 billion by 2021. The lifetime benefits of this […]

  • 11 April 2014

    People in Rossall and Anchorsholme in Lancashire will be better protected from the risk of flooding thanks to £85 million of government funding towards two new major sea defences. The new sea defences near Blackpool form part of one of the UK’s biggest coastal defence schemes. In total, they will protect 12,000 homes and businesses […]

  • 7 February 2014

    42 new flood schemes have been given the green light by Floods Minister Dan Rogerson yesterday. A further 13 schemes previously given funding will also begin construction, bringing the total number of schemes starting work to 55 for this year. In all the new schemes starting construction this year will provide protection to over 42,000 […]

  • 2 March 2012

    Peel Ports Limited has awarded the Port of Heysham’s North Quay dredging contract to the Associated British Ports. Recent surveys of the harbour indicated that levels of silt adjacent to the North Quay have built up and compromise vessel access and that dredging is required to improve the berth availability. Heysham Port is the 24 […]

  • 20 January 2012

    Peel Ports Limited has invited bids for the dredging of Port of Heysham’s North Quay, Lancashire. Recent surveys of the harbour indicated that levels of silt adjacent to the North Quay have built up and compromise vessel access and that dredging is required to improve the berth availability. Dredging services required for a quantity (to […]

  • 11 January 2012

    Peel Ports is seeking contractors for the Port of Heysham dredging project. The Peel Group reveals a plan which includes dredging 36,000 cubic metres of silt from the North Quay area and dumping of the dredged silt at sea. “Recent surveys of the harbour indicated that levels of silt adjacent to the North Quay have […]