The Environment Agency (EA) are active in many ways in helping alleviate the flooding issues in Lowdham and have created their own website ( https://consult.environment-agency.gov.uk/east-midlands/lowdham/ ) to keep the community informed. They also meet monthly by Zoom with a team from the Parish Council and Lowdham Flag. The areas the EA are working on include
- The “Main scheme” which is currently a reservoir or reservoirs in between Lowdham and Lambley. The planning application was submitted in November 2021. Links to the application and the EA updates can be accessed here
- The “Left Bank Recovery” scheme – recovery work repairing the left bank of the Cocker Beck by Lowdham football / cricket pitch to its original state. Work started in September 2021 and is scheduled to complete in mid January 2021. Once completed the football and cricket pitches will be repaired, along with residents gardens, starting Spring 2022. The grass / plants will take time to establish themselves. Further details and official updates here
- Earlier alert / warning system. The EA have recently updated their alerts / warning system and now call it ‘Check for Flooding’. It is excellent and we encourage people to sign up at https://check-for-flooding.service.gov.uk. They have also give us an additional warning tallow us to alert our Paired Volunteers.