Latest plans for a £12 million flood management scheme designed to better protect 220 homes and businesses in Egremont are to be showcased at a drop-in session.

Representatives from the Environment Agency, Cumbria County Council and professional partners will be available to discuss and answer questions about the Skirting and Whangs Beck Flood Risk Management Scheme, as well as share information on future planned work to better manage flood risk in the Egremont area.

The session will take place at The Falcon Sports Club on Croadalla Avenue, on January 15, from 5pm to 7pm.

The session, at The Falcon Sports Club on Croadalla Avenue, on January 15, from 5pm to 7pm, will give people an opportunity to find out more about managing the impact of future flooding.

Stewart Mounsey, the Environment Agencies flood risk manager for Cumbria, said: “We are looking forward to sharing the detailed design to reduce flood risk in Egremont. 

“We have been working really closely with the community to help reduce the impact of flooding in the future and have considered many options for Egremont.

“Having now gained full planning permission we are able to deliver a flood risk management scheme to the local community. 

“We would encourage everyone to come along to the drop-in session to learn more about our ongoing work and see what this means for the town.”

Businesses and residents will be able to see the work done so far and plans for construction.

For those unable to attend the drop-in session, information will also be available following the event by e-mailing Additionally all updates related to the scheme will be available on