Category Archives: Emergencies and closures

The emergency response of Calderdale Council and other organisations was put to the test today (Friday 14 October) in a training exercise across Calderdale that involved a planned canal boat rescue and floodwater pump out. The council held its biggest ever live training exercise to rehearse the action that would be taken in response to… read more … about Testing Calderdale’s emergency response>>

Canal rescue Sowerby Bridge

Calderdale Council will be holding its biggest ever live training exercise across Calderdale on Friday 14 October 2016.  Operation Calderdale16 will test the emergency response of the Council, the emergency services and partners to a major flooding incident, including a live search and rescue.  Taking part will be a range of Council services, together with… read more … about Council to lead exercise to test emergency response>>

Flooding waves

The first phase of construction work to improve the A629 road between Halifax town centre and Huddersfield is due to start on site next week. From Tuesday 2 August 2016, a four-month scheme will begin to remodel the busy A629 Huddersfield Road / Shaw Hill / Free School Lane junction. Work will involve creating a… read more … about Wheels in motion for A629 travel improvements>>

Cllr Barry Collins

On Sunday 14 February, the Canal & River Trust will be installing a temporary bridge at the site of the flood damaged Elland bridge. This bridge will be in addition to the pedestrian crossing point, installed last month, and will carry utilities such as water, gas, electricity cables and telecoms. These important services are currently… read more … about Service bridge to be installed at Elland>>

Elland bridge

As residents and businesses in flood hit areas of Calderdale recover from the devastating floods of Boxing Day, Calderdale Council is offering advice for making insurance claims and ensuring reputable contractors are hired for any building work needed. Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economic Development, Cllr Barry Collins, said: “Knowing how to claim… read more … about Advice on insurance and repairs following flooding>>

Calderdale Council

Communities across Calderdale are continuing the recovery effort after the devastating flooding in Calderdale on Boxing Day 2015.  The terrible impact of these floods has been shocking, and Calderdale Council is doing all it can within available resources to help communities return to normal.  One of the ways the Council is helping is by providing… read more … about Funding for residents affected by flooding>>

Calderdale Council

Calderdale Council estimates that a massive 1,250 businesses have been affected by the Boxing Day floods. These businesses can apply to the Council for financial support to help them get back on their feet. A grant of up to £2,500 per business is available to help them open up and start trading again after damage… read more … about Support for flood-hit businesses>>


A number of roads across Calderdale have been affected by the severe floods on Boxing Day. Teams are working hard to keep the borough moving, but some continued travel disruption is unavoidable due to flooding damage and safety reasons. Many people will be returning to work or school tomorrow (Monday 4 January), so ahead of… read more … about Check before you travel>>


Joint press release issued by Calder Valley Flood Support Hebden Bridge Town Hall flood services are being driven by Hebden Bridge Community Association, Calderdale Council, the Environment Agency and the goodwill of local and far flung volunteers. David Browning from Hebden Bridge Community Association says: ‘We’re proud our local Town Hall is working brilliantly to… read more … about Pulling together>>