Lancashire, England -- (SBWIRE) -- 12/22/2015 -- Storm Desmond caused havoc across much of the North West of England in early December, with heavy winds and rain leading to flooding in a number of areas. Severe flood warnings were put in place, with exposed and flat land at particular risk. Unfortunately, this has meant that multiple areas of farmland have been waterlogged; especially as fields often flank rivers. The flooding experienced by farms within Lancashire has led to loss not only of land, but also livestock and valuable equipment. In response, the government Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has promised to support payments of up £20,000 in order for affected farmers to restore this land. Yet this money is only part of wider effort to support Lancashire farmers not just financially, but through a variety of means, at this difficult time.
Financial assistance from DEFRA is being offered to areas in Lancashire and also in Cumbria – another significantly affected county. A similar scheme was used in order to support communities following the Somerset floods in 2013 and 2014. But other avenues of assistance have become quickly clear in recent days, with local communities – such as those in the Lancaster and Blackpool areas – getting actively involved in helping to shift water from affected areas and even shelter animals. The level of kindness and support being shown could be seen as testament to Lancashire's farming community, something a proud supporter, The Pendle Pig, was keen to comment on:
"Here at the Pendle Pig, we are proud to use locally-sourced meat from Lancashire farms. The county's farming tradition is something to be celebrated, and the community spirit in helping to clear the floods is an inspiration. We will continue to support our friends in the farming community through this difficult time and certainly will continue to source from our local provider. We hope that more follow suit in supporting the farmers."
About The Pendle Pig
The Pendle Pig is a hog roast catering company based in Lancashire. They offer a number of services, including full menus and extend to a variety of functions.
For more information you can visit their website: http://www.hogroastslancashire.co.uk/hog-roast-blackpool/
Company name: The Pendle Pig
Tel: 01282 452 105
Contact person: Darren Hargreaves
Address: 7 Kestrel Court