Monthly Archives: December 2016

Flood-affected residents and businesses across Calderdale are being reminded that time is running out to apply for grants to repair and protect their properties, as the application deadlines are fast approaching. Calderdale was the worst hit area by the unprecedented floods last Boxing Day, with over 2000 residents and more than 1000 businesses flooded. Calderdale… read more … about Last chance to apply for flood grants>>


New flood groups are now set up in Elland, Copley, Luddendenfoot and Sowerby Bridge. Flood groups are groups of local people who volunteer to help their local communities with issues regarding flooding. Groups are already established in Hebden Bridge, Mytholmroyd and Todmorden, and have been an important community resource in identifying and helping to address… read more … about New flood groups to help communities>>

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West Yorkshire Combined Authority media release: Direct economic impact of the 2015 Boxing Day floods stands at half a billion pounds. 4,000 homes and 2,000 businesses affected. £207 million already invested in flood mitigation and defence measures in Leeds City Region. A further £25 million needed to accelerate 10 flood defence schemes by 2021 but… read more … about Significant progress made since 2015 Boxing Day floods but 90,000 homes still at risk without further investment>>

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After the recent spell of relatively calm weather, the Met Office has predicted a change to more stormy conditions for the Christmas period, named Storm Barbara.  In response to the latest forecasts, Calderdale Council is continuing to make preparations and monitor weather conditions.    Two weather fronts are expected, with yellow weather warnings for wind issued… read more … about Preparations for Storm Barbara>>

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Do you love your local market? If so, vote for your favourite in the National Association of British Market Authorities (NABMA) awards. The NABMA awards are among the most respected and highest accolades for markets in the country. Voting is now open in the Britain’s Favourite Market category, with people invited to cast their vote… read more … about Cast your vote for your favourite market>>

Christmas markets

Established Mytholmroyd business, Russell Dean Furniture Showroom, is to receive a grant from Calderdale Council towards flood resilience measures. At the meeting of the Council’s Cabinet on Monday 12 December, members agreed to award a £75,000 grant to Stokers Ltd, which owns Russell Dean, towards flood resilience measures to be undertaken as part of the… read more … about Supporting Russell Dean’s big plans in Mytholmroyd>>

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Since unprecedented floods hit Calderdale on Boxing Day 2015, Calderdale Council has been working tirelessly with other organisations and local people to help the borough recover and to protect communities from further flooding. Cllr Tim Swift, Calderdale Council’s Leader, said: “The floods caused devastation across 25 miles of Calderdale. Over 2000 residents and more than… read more … about One year on from the floods>>

Flooding waves