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The Jubilee River story - Cumbrian flooding 2009

The detailed impacts of the Cumbrian floods of November 2009 are well documented by the local newspaper, and a search reveals many thousands of related articles.

Link to the Times and Star -

The point is that where the flood water goes away relatively quickly after the event, the impacts last much longer.  Here we have the flood recovery expert now employed for a second year.................


Cockermouth flood recovery co-ordinator will stay on for 12 months

Cockermouth flood recovery co-ordinator will be kept on for another year.

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OPTIMISM AND CONFIDENCE: Flood recovery co-ordinator Les Tickner on Cockermouth’s Main Street: “The town can come back bigger and better”

Les Tickner will continue in the role part-time, after 12 months of full-time work.  Dr Tickner, who helped Carlisle recover from the 2005 floods, has been working in Cockermouth for the past year, helping businesses in the town centre recover.

Of the 225 businesses that were damaged during the floods, 197 are now trading from their original premises.

Dr Tickner also put together a series of events during the summer to help the town further recover, including the town’s first ever food festival and the Lakes Alive banquet.

Allerdale council was able to use money from the Government’s flood recovery grant to fund Dr Tickner’s role.