Category Archives: Flooding

Around 1,300 road gullies in Calderdale will be repaired or replaced after Calderdale Council successfully secured nearly £1 million from the Department for Transport (DfT) to boost local flood defence work. The money is part of a £2 million ‘Challenge Fund’ grant awarded by the DfT for West Yorkshire. The remaining £1 million is split… read more … about Calderdale set for major drainage improvements>>

Cllr Barry Collins

A major £30m flood scheme to protect homes and businesses in Mytholmroyd is a step closer thanks to a decision made today (25 July) by the Calderdale Flood Partnership Board.  The Board approved the allocation of funding for the scheme following detailed investigation work carried out by the Environment Agency to ensure the highest possible… read more … about Funding announced for a major flood defence scheme to protect Mytholmroyd>>

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A photography exhibition documenting the rebuilding of Elland Bridge is coming to Smith Art Gallery in Brighouse.  Elland Bridge was severely damaged in the Boxing Day floods of 2015, along with many other areas in Calderdale. The rebuilding of the bridge was a very complex and careful process and the construction is now being documented… read more … about Elland Bridge rebuild showcased in new exhibition>>

Elland Bridge exhibition poster

The new Copley Bridge will be named Wilson Bridge, after Mr Graham Wilson who lived at the adjacent toll house for many years until his recent death. The name was chosen by children from Copley Primary School and the local community. Calderdale Council is rebuilding the 185-year-old bridge after it was destroyed by the 2015… read more … about A new name for Copley Bridge>>

Copley School visit

The public are being invited to give their views on plans to reduce flood risk in the Calder Valley at a number of drop-ins this month. People will have the opportunity to find out about the work the Environment Agency and partners including Calderdale Council, Canal and Rivers Trust, Yorkshire Water, National Trust and Slow… read more … about Chance for public to find out about Calderdale flood risk work>>

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Work is now complete on three schemes to repair flood damaged roads and structures in Calderdale.  Three flood recovery schemes recently reached their conclusions – a new footbridge at Shibden Park, work to repair Wakefield Road at Salterhebble and works at Robin Wood Mill on Burnley Road.  These areas were all badly affected by the… read more … about Further flood schemes now complete>>

Salterhebble

Calderdale Council has been shortlisted for three prestigious national awards for its work following the Boxing Day floods and for its innovative approach to volunteering. The Council has been nominated in three different categories at the MJ Local Government Achievement Awards 2017 – for Senior Leadership Team, Delivering Better Outcomes and Behaviour Change. Both the… read more … about Council work shortlisted for national awards>>

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