*Update* A joint meeting is being held early July between the Carlisle Flood Action Group and council leaders to continue to ask to see the Local Lead Flood Authority's definitive plans and to continue to put across the communities' wishes for immediate flood attenuation (including addressing river capacity and maintenance) ahead of this winter. Short and medium-term priorities have been identified and communicated by the community and the time for ongoing reviews is finished. We acknowledge there is a vision for long-term Natural Flood Management, which is a 10-15 year span (which we all support), which may or may not come into fruition, but the focus of the community is Immediate Actions to upgrade the failed barrier defence system and other short-term alleviation, including work around the Lower Eden and Botcherby Bridge. The Lower Eden is the prime bottleneck which if ignored undermines upstream activity. We all wish to work smartly with the under-funded council teams, and press central government to properly fund and support their work on the front line. We also wish to see exemplary local leadership, willing to take radical new steps to avoid arriving at winter with purely repair work to the existing infrastructure. The great tragedy will be to arrive at winter with no significant improvements. This would be incomprehensible, and worse. Lives are at stake. We are also discussing what direct community action can be taken similar to Somerset's. We are all willing to work alongside and achieve together. But firm explicit plans should now be open to view seven months on, especially if the EA are, in their words: "working round the clock". CFAG team.