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”

WEST LAKES U3A  TALK  WEDNESDAY 1st DECEMBER History – Drigg Village Hall


Venue: – Drigg Village Hall
10.30 for a sherry and mince pie, start at 11am.

Members £1.5o Visitors £2

A U3A member- MARILYN MARSHALL a researcher for THE DEVIL PORRIDGE MUSEUM Peoples history project will give a presentation about the amazing life of Alice Sherwen of Boonwood ,Gosforth who worked at the Gretna ammunition factory and later travelled the world.   Also Nora Morphet who was awarded a MBE for her work there as well as Thomas Nasmyth.

West Lakes U3A & Wasdale Local History Group presents “MY LIFE, FARMING AND PHOTOGRAPHY” 03/11/21

Wasdale Local History Group and U3A will jointly host a presentation by AMY BATEMAN (wild life photographer of the year winner) entitled


It will include photos of WASDALE SHEEP GATHERING 2020—not to be missed!–hope to see you there.

Wednesday 3rd. NOVEMBER at 10.30am at Drigg Village Hall Notices 10.45am followed by the talk

Refreshments from 10.15 am
Members £1.50 Visitors £2.00

Sellafield Site Emergency Exercise – Tuesday 19th October 2021


Sellafield Site Emergency Exercise – Tuesday 19th October 2021


Please be advised that Sellafield Ltd will be conducting a site emergency exercise during daylight hours on Tuesday 19th October 2021.

The exercise will involve the sounding of the site siren.

In the unlikely event that a `real time’ emergency occurs during the exercise, the Alert cascade will be sent out to notify the general public/stakeholders.

Back to Nature on A595 – willing helpers needed for bulb planting 16th October

Drigg and Carleton Community Fund Project   

Back to Nature on A595


Drigg and Carleton Community Fund are supporting a community scheme to improve the environment between Saltcoats Road end and Holmrook Village near the bridge. This would entail less frequent grass cutting of these areas, to encourage plants and wildlife in line with Cumbria County Council grass management.

In the past, bulbs were planted in the verges but have diminished. The funding from D&CCF has enabled us to purchase English Bluebells for shady banks and Native Daffodils to naturalise on sunny banks. The areas next to the footpath between the Garage and Holmrook will be planted with scented varieties of daffodils to enhance the walk for pedestrians.

As the war time saying goes we need YOU!

Hopefully, if fine the planting of 400 bulbs will take place on  16th and willing helpers with trowels will be needed.  Meet at 10am at the Bridge Car Park. Adults and family groups welcome. Contact Louise Stewart 019467 24652 for details.