Flooding Advice and Guidance – Communications Team Cumbria County Council 28-10-2021

For flooding advice: –


For general winter readiness and safe driving advice: https://cumbria.gov.uk/winterready/


Yellow and Amber weather warnings for rain across Cumbria

There are Yellow and Amber weather warnings for rain across Cumbria tonight and heavy downpours are causing localised flooding.

It’s important everyone is prepared in the event of a flood:

Top tips during a flood:

  • If you are in danger dial 999 and/or attract the attention of people nearby
  • Turn off water, gas and electricity supplies at the first sign of flooding in your property
  • Be prepared, you may need to be evacuated. Put together an overnight bag just in case.
  • Do not enter/drive through flood waters as depth and current can be deceiving
  • Check on your neighbours, especially those who are elderly or vulnerable.

If safe to do so, please report flooding events to the County Council online or by telephone on 0300 303 2992.


Image of flooded road blocked by sign which says: “FLOODS ROAD CLOSED”



For the second year running, we want to hear your thoughts about crime, community, and how effective Neighbourhood Watch is.


The survey, launched on Wednesday 20th October 2021, is open to the public across England and Wales, regardless of whether they live in a Neighbourhood Watch area or not.

The results will enable us to better understand on a national and regional level crime, fear of crime and benchmark whether membership to a Neighbourhood Watch scheme, or living in a Neighbourhood Watch area, has an impact on levels of crime, concern about crime, neighbourliness, and the willingness of communities to work together.

Last year our survey received just over 30,000 responses from across England and Wales providing us with a rich and useful set of data. This year we will be able to compare our data to last year’s results.

Please share this survey via email and social across all the various communities which you belong to whether they be a Neighbourhood Watch community or other such as sport, religious or work community. This will help us receive a good balance of responses from Neighbourhood Watch members and non-members which will enable us to compare experiences between these two groups. To help you reach others we have attached a poster which you can print and display locally or share digitally. Alternatively, reshare our social posts (Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / LinkedIn) to your channels.

A good response in all regions will ensure we can publish a national report and provide individual regions with their own reports.

All data will be anonymised and aggregated and will be used by Neighbourhood Watch to ensure our work is effective, inclusive, and representative.


The survey closes on the 16th of November. Thank you for your support.

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Public Access Defribulators for Drigg & Carleton Parish

Public Access Defribrillators

The Public Access Defribillators (PAD) are located outside Drigg Village Hall, at Saltcoats Caravan Park and at Holmrook Services Station.

In case of an emergency requiring a defribillator, the procedure is: Call 999, ask for an Ambulance, the NWAS operator will give you an access code which will allow you, or someone giving help, to open the cabinet andcollect the defribillator. Once the defribrillator is switched on it gives verbal instructions and will only activate if the casualty has cardiac arrest​.