Keeping your community safe
Flooding:before, during and after
Even if you live a long way from a river or the sea, floods can happen anywhere from a variety of sources which include surface water, blocked sewers and groundwater as well as rivers and the sea. Generally, it is up to the landowner to maintain any flood defences and to take reasonable steps not to increase the flood risk to anyone else.
If you are experiencing problems at home including domestic violence or abuse and you want to talk to somebody about help moving, changing locks, getting an injunction or other issues, please contact our housing and homelessness team on 0845 054 8600.
Police and crime commissioner
Police and crime commissioner elections took place for the first time on Thursday 15 November 2012.
- Get your electric blanket checked for winter Cumbria County Council's Trading Standards and Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service are offering free electric blanket testing sessions across the County.
- Swimming Swimming is great fun and a great form of exercise. There are plenty of opportunities for swimming both indoors and out but please stay safe and make sure you know what you are doing.