Cumbria Resilience Project receives ministerial visit

On 15th December, as part of the Cumbria Resilience Project Adler & Allan has been involved with, Botcherby Community Centre in Carlisle received a visit from MP for Suffolk Coastal and DEFRA Minister Thérèse Coffey and Environment Agency Chair, Emma Howard Boyd.

The visit comes as the works at Botcherby come to completion showcasing the flood mitigation measures which have been put in place to help minimise damage from future floods.  The Project, spearheaded by Mary Dhonau, has called for help from businesses across the flood sector who have volunteered products and labour across three properties in the Cumbria region following the devastating effects of Storm Desmond in 2015/16.  The DEFRA Roundtable, Environment Agency and our Adler & Allan Carlisle team have been heavily involved in the project.  The DEFRA Property Flood Resilience Roundtable is a government sponsored group, including members of the Business Emergency Resilience Group (BERG) of which A&A is one.

While visiting the Centre, the Minister tried her hand at installing a flood barrier and was shown round the newly fitted flood resilient kitchen.   Emma Howard Boyd and Thérèse Coffey also met with local flood victims who shared their experiences of recent floods and how they’d been affected.

The works at the second property, Edenside Barn have already commenced with Adler & Allan carrying out remedial works and spray lining the inside of the barn with our specialist polyurea coating. The work is hoped to be finished in early 2018.



Testimonials


I would like you to pass my thanks to your response team(s) and particularly the individual who attended the port so promptly on Monday early am. They acted in a thoroughly professional way, they were of great assistance and always helpful. They are a credit to Adler & Allan and I look forward to us working together for our mutual benefit in the future.
Stena Line
Thank you for responding on Sunday following my call to your emergency response helpdesk, your co-ordination was both timely and professional.
Jaguar Land Rover
‘...thank you for responding to my request on a flood risk alert…I was very pleased with their attitude and response to the situation on site.’
Western Power Distribution